Information for doctoral students

Requirements and checklists for doctoral students

Candidates pursuing their Ph.D. must demonstrate a unique ability as scholars and researchers as well as proficiency in communication while at K-State. As you work toward that goal, the following information will help you navigate some key points in the doctoral process.

For more detailed information, consult the Graduate Handbook chapter on the Doctoral Degree.


Doctoral degree requirements


Checklist for doctoral students

To help incoming and current doctoral students achieve success in their graduate studies, we've developed a checklist to track your progress against certain university requirements and milestones.

Graduation timeline for doctoral students

To help you have a successful last semester of your graduate studies, please refer to this timeline. Some requirements have specific deadlines you must comply with in order to graduate and participate in commencement the semester you intend. While the other steps on this list don't have hard deadlines, we highly recommend you complete the tasks in the order listed. Please refer to the doctoral degree checklist for prior semester requirements.


Access forms for doctoral programs