Summary requirements:

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Completion of 42 credit hours of work (including the dissertation) beyond the master's degree (48 credit hours if the master's degree is not from Lehigh).
  • The passing of a departmental qualifying examination appropriate to each degree within one year after entrance into the program.
  • The passing of a general examination in the candidate's area of specialization.
  • The admission into candidacy.
  • The writing and defense of a dissertation.
  • Competence in a foreign language is not required.