Below are some examples of disciplines studied and theses completed by graduates: melvin beavers (rhetoric, history, mass communication): “authenticating blackness: the problem of cultural appropriation and representation on television and in film” melvin is now a full-time instructor in the department of rhetoric and writing at ualr.
Inter-school programs and the interdisciplinary phd there is an ongoing effort at tulane to develop phd programs that are structured to span two or more departments or two or more schools within the university recently a joint phd program in aging studies was established with the school of medicine the program illustrates how collaborative research efforts between schools can develop into formal degree programs. All theses/dissertations must be reviewed by the school of interdisciplinary and graduate studies prior to the final copy being submitted call (502)852-6495 or email to set up an appointment to have your thesis/dissertation reviewed.
The interdisciplinary doctoral program is designed for those interested in pursuing doctoral level studies in areas that cannot be accommodated in one of the departmental doctoral programs within arts and sciences or engineering. Phd – the interdisciplinary phd program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis it can normally be completed in four years of full-time study contact a faculty supervisor graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. A new study, based on data from all people who earned phds in 2010, suggests the opposite in the year after earning their doctorates, those in the cohort who did interdisciplinary dissertations earned, on average, $1,700 less than those who completed dissertations in a single field. Phd theses in interdisciplinary child research completed phd theses recent phd theses are available on open access yisak tafere: growin up in poverty in ethiopia: a life course perspective 2016 phd thesis.
A phd student in the program must do a thesis that is interdisciplinary in nature it is expected that the thesis will draw upon both the primary and secondary areas of study the responsibility to check that the thesis is indeed interdisciplinary lies with the thesis committee. Like many others here, i submitted an interdisciplinary phd thesis as my supervisors were based in medicine, i adopted the language and layout of the medical school thesis, even though my research topic and methods were more humanities based (international development. The doctoral program draws on theory and research addressing the interdisciplinary nature of content, knowledge, processes, learning theory, teaching effectiveness, multicultural education, assessment, and the delivery of interdisciplinary instruction with and through technology-based processes and systems.
A special interdisciplinary program is a formal ad hoc interdepartmental program leading toward the phd it will consist of work taken in two or more departments, one of which has a doctoral program.
The major professor’s department graduate staff will be expected to serve the interdisciplinary phd student by submitting required administrative paperwork, if the proposal is accepted, and agreement by the department chair should be indicated.
After successful completion of the qualifying examination, you will be advanced to candidacy under plan a with five members (three signing the dissertation title page and all five participating in a final defense of the subject of the dissertation) interdisciplinary phd students who advance to candidacy, are within normative time established by the subcommittee of the graduate council, and have a positive online annual progress report on file are eligible for the dcf fellowship.