A student should:
- Have a master’s degree from KSU or an equivalent with no less than a GPA of 3.75. Exceptions are made upon the recommendation of the Department Council and the approval of the College in addition to any essential criteria the Department sees fit.
- Pass the written test.
- Pass the interview.
- Pass the comprehensive test.
- Complete all coursework, dissertation, and pass the oral examination.
- Speak a foreign language (other than English).