Graduate School Requirements for the Ph.D. Degree

All requirements of the Graduate School must be met.

The Graduate School Academic Guidelines ( includes information about the Graduate School’s administrative and academic policies. The Guidelines contains information on those aspects of graduate training at the University of Wisconsin that apply to all graduate students regardless of their field. The rules of the Graduate School are stated in the Guidelines, and you are responsible for knowing them. The Graduate School is the final authority in determining compliance. You can disregard the sections dealing with requirements for the minor since the Program does not require a minor.

Another Graduate School publication that you should be familiar with is the Graduate School Catalog: (

Updates to the publications occur as needed, and the electronic version is the official document of record.