For the PhD degree, it is expected that a minimum period of four years be devoted to full-time study, including dissertation research and defense.

Between 10 and 20 graduate students are enrolled in the department during a calendar year. Career choices are varied, but most students prepare for positions in teaching and research at the university level.

The minimum core requirements of all PhD candidates are: COURSE REQUIREMENTS for MIP PhD Students

Each student is required to present their research in the departmental seminar series yearly and to participate in a Departmental/ Center Journal Club.