Fields of Study

Students choose two fields of study and must pass a Comprehensive Exam for each field by the end of the second year of study.

Fields of study are defined by a coherent body of knowledge: concepts and theories, research, and professional literature. A field is more than just a cluster of courses; however, coursework does contribute to identifying theoretical and substantive bases of a field. Fields are not mutually exclusive even though each represents a distinctive set of intellectual concerns expressed in theories, topics, approaches and research emphases.