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Residency

The College of Education requires that doctoral students complete a period of full-time graduate study (Residency) at the University of Houston. The rules for this period of full-time study are described in the Doctoral Policies, Procedures, and Program Guide. The University of Houston defines full-time graduate study as being enrolled in 9 or more credit hours per semester. Students in the Measurement, Quantitative Methods, & Learning Sciences Ph.D. Program are required to take 9 hours in the Fall and 9 hours in the Spring of their first year to satisfy this requirement.

Residency Activities

During the first year of full-time graduate study, the following activities are required for doctoral students in the Measurement, Quantitative Methods, & Learning Sciences program. Activities completed should be tracked & listed on separate Residency Forms for each semester.

  1. Attendance at one defense of a candidacy research proposal in the Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences
  2. Attendance at one defense of a candidacy research final paper in the Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences.
  3. Attendance at one defense of a dissertation proposal in the Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences.
  4. Attendance at one defense of a dissertation final paper in the Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences.
  5. Attendance at a local, state, or national conference that pertains to education, psychology, or a relevant social science. The sessions attended may be listed as additional activities.
  6. Attendance at the Houston Symposium for Research in Education, sponsored by the Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences, when it is offered.
  7. Membership in the Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences Graduate Students Organization.
  8. Student membership in a professional organization (e.g., American Psychological Association, American Educational Research Association, etc.)