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Earn Your Doctoral Degree

Requirements

While requirements vary for some programs, such as portofolios, auditions, etc., the following are minimum standards.

  • A Baccalaureate or Master's Degree as specified by the program
    • Applicants must provide an official transcript showing an earned bachelor's or master's degree, depending on program requirements. (Students who received bachelor's degrees from the University of Memphis may disregard this requirement.) In cases, where a program’s accrediting body allows alternate admissions standards, exceptions may be made.
    • The degree must have been awarded by an accredited college or university.
    • Only transcripts received directly from an issuing institution are considered official. 

  • Entrance Examinations*
    • Visit the appropriate program in the Graduate School directory for information on which tests and what scores are acceptable. Scores on MAT exams written in less than 2 month intervals are not acceptable.
    • *Some programs may waive the entrance examination requirement for applicants with exceptional credentials, extensive professional experience, or a prior graduate degree from an accredited institution. These waivers are at the discretion of the academic program. Check individual program descriptions for details.

Degree Programs

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APPROVED ACADEMIC MAJORS AREAS OF CONCENTRATION DEGREES
Applied Physics   PhD
Audiology   AuD
Biology       PhD
Biomedical Engineering     PhD
Business Administration Accounting
Business Information and Technology
Economics
Finance
Management
Marketing
PhD*
Chemistry      PhD
Communication   PhD
Communication Sciences & Disorders Hearing Sciences & Disorders
Neuroscience
Speech Language Sciences & Disorders
PhD
Computer Science     PhD
Counseling Psychology   PhD
Counselor Education and Supervision   PhD
Earth Sciences   PhD
Education   EdS
Educational Psychology & Research     PhD
Engineering Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Physics
Mechanical Engineering
PhD
English Applied Linguistics 
Literary & Cultural Studies
Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication
PhD
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Epidemiology  PhD
Health Systems & Policy   PhD
Higher & Adult Education Adult Education online icon
Higher Education     online icon
EdD
History   Ancient Egyptian History PhD
Instruction & Curriculum Leadership Early Childhood Education
Instruction & Curriculum
Instruction Design & Technology     online icon
Reading
Special Education
EdD
Leadership & Policy Studies Educational Leadership
Policy Studies
EdD
Liberal Studies  online icon DLS
Mathematical Sciences Applied Statistics
Mathematics
PhD
Music Composition
Conducting
Performance
DMA
Music Education
Musicology
PhD
Nursing online icon PhD
Philosophy     PhD
Psychology Clinical Psychology
Experimental Psychology
School Psychology
PhD
School Psychology     EdS
Social & Behavioral Sciences   PhD
Social Work online icon DSW
Urban Affairs (beginning fall 2021)   PhD

Abbreviations of Degrees Offered

  • AuD - Doctor of Audiology
  • DLS - Doctor of Liberal Studies
  • DMA - Doctor of Musical Arts
  • DSW - Doctor of Social Work
  • EdD - Doctor of Education
  • EdS - Education Specialist
  • PhD - Doctor of Philosophy