Doctoral Program

In addition to Wagner's general Academic Policies, doctoral students should note:

  • Doctoral candidates are required to maintain a "B+" (3.3) average.  If a student's grade point average remains below 3.3 for two consecutive semesters, the student may be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • All Students who elect to apply transfer credit towards the PhD Degree must complete all requirements within 7 years.  Students who undertake all of their coursework (the full 72 credits) at Wagner have a 10 year limit.
  • To meet this time requirement students should adhere to the Doctoral Program milestones.
  • Students must maintain continuous matriculation for the degree in the manner described. No degree can be awarded to a student who is not currently matriculated.  Students who have not maintained matriculation will be terminated from the program.
  • Students granted a leave of absence are still required to complete all degree requirements within 7-10 years of initial enrollment.
  • Students receiving Wagner School financial aid who take a leave of absence for more than one semester relinquish their scholarships. They may reapply for scholarship assistance at the time of re-enrollment and their applications will be considered along with other continuing students who are requesting financial aid for the first time.