Students admitted to the program are required to take approximately equal amounts of coursework at each institution. The coursework covers the areas of research methods/design, foundation courses in adult biobehavioral functioning, adult psychosocial functioning, and advanced research seminars. The doctoral degree will require a minimum of 90 credit hours of coursework comprised of 44 classroom hours from the following:
Cleveland State University Courses:
In addition, students will complete four thesis waiver credit hours, six dissertation credit hours, and six thesis/dissertation independent study credit hours (for a minimum total of 94 credit hours). An individual student’s point of entry into the program is at one of the two partner institutions.