The PhD in social justice education is 52 credits. All candidates are expected to have a master’s degree prior to starting the PhD. To be considered a full-time student, you must be taking at least six credits a semester, though some on-campus jobs require you take nine credits. The program is designed for students to take three to five courses each semester. Courses listed in the program of study are all in person and on campus. Eighteen of these credits are required foundational coursework for all students. EDUC 797C does not count towards the four research methods courses that are required. Individual students can choose to follow the youth specialization or college specialization track, with 6 required theory credits, 12 research credits, 6 elective credits, and 10 dissertation credits to meet the minimum 52 credits required for degree conferral.