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Characteristics of Doctoral Programs

The Graduate Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) was established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in 2005.  The role of the committee is to advise and assist the Coordinating Board in developing measures to enhance graduate education in Texas.  The GEAC developed a list of characteristics of doctoral programs designed to be helpful for applicants in comparing doctoral programs in Texas.  The THECB has requested all Texas public universities offering doctoral programs to post characteristics of each doctoral program in existence for three or more years on the institution’s web site and update the data annually.  We hope you find this information helpful.

College of Applied Arts
   Criminal Justice

College of Education 
   Adult, Professional, and Community Education
   Developmental Education
   School Improvement

College of Health Professions
   Physical Therapy

College of Liberal Arts 
   Geographic Education
   Geographic Information Science

College of Science and Engineering
   Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology*
   Computer Science
   Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization
   Mathematics Education

*The previous name of the degree, Aquatic Resources, was changed on June 22, 2018.

You can find more information about the 18 Characteristics of Doctoral Programs on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board website.

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