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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to questions that might come up as you think about joining our program.

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Three (3) years of coursework, plus the dissertation.

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About 70% of the students do their dissertation in year 3.

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More than 80% finish the coursework and of these more than 75% finish their dissertation and receive their degrees.

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Only in statistics and research upon verification of content; otherwise no.

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No.

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Generally, nine (9) semester hours.

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Fall semester starts in August and ends in late December. Spring semester starts in early February and ends in June. You may enter in the Fall for the full program.

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No and yes. During the semester you regularly meet with your Learning Group in strategically located areas. There are four weekend Practicums held in La Verne. There are five additional days on campus in July and January as part of the research sequence.

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The current Learning Group meetings are held in Irvine, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, Foothill, La Verne, Santa Clarita, and online.

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For program information call (909) 448-4382. For registration information, call Sarah Prosenko at (909) 448-4952. For financial aid information, click here.

Students should complete the financial aid application first. The University of La Verne’s college code is 001216.