Preliminary Program of Study
A Student must complete a preliminary program of study which constitutes a logical whole. The recommended program of study is laid out on a Preliminary Program of Study form which must be done before a student is admitted to candidacy for a degree. Please see the sample “Preliminary Program of Study” form in the Appendices for instructions on how to Fill out this form properly.
The courses listed in this program must carry a minimum of 38 semester hours consisting of at least 24 hours of course work. A doctoral program of study should consist of 16 or more hours of 8000- and 9000-level courses, exclusive of 9000 (research), 9300 (dissertation writing), and directed studies. Note: 9000, 9300, and directed studies cannot count toward the 16 hours of 8000/9000 level course requirements. See http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/policies-procedures/. Forms can be obtained at http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/forms/ . All information on the form must be typed including names of committee members in the appropriate boxes.
Unless they have taken these courses as an MA student, all PhD students are required to take:
- RELI 7771 (Teaching Religious Studies) or GRSC 7770 (if RELI 7771 is not being offered);
- RELI 8770 (Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion) or RELI 7770
Students on Track A will be required to take RELI 8100 (Religion and Globalization) or RELI 8000 (Religion in Global Society). Students on Track B will be required to take RELI 8200 (Religion in the Americas).
Note: if RELI 8770 was taken as an MA student, another 8000 level course will need to be taken to fulfill the required 16 hours of 8000 or 9000 level courses mentioned above.
Final Program of Study
A FINAL Program of Study form must be approved by the Advisory Committee and submitted to the Graduate School by the Deadline indicated for the Semester the student plans on graduating. Usually this is within the first 10 days of the semester. Forms can be obtained at http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/current-students/forms/. All information on the form must be typed including names of committee members in the appropriate boxes.