Doctoral FAQ

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GWU has a Dissertation Coach concept that we employ, beginning with the first semester of coursework. Students take a 1-hour seminar each semester as a part of their 63-hour program that helps guide them through their dissertation, and most often helps with completing the dissertation in a timely manner.

Nearly all courses are taught through a low-residency protocol.  Classes meet face-to-face 3 weekends/semester on Saturday/Sunday.  The remaining classes meet synchronously online using ZOOM.  These classes are held on a particular night (usually Tuesday or Wednesday).

No, only the chair must be a Gardner-Webb professor; however, all committee members must have their doctorate. (highly qualified dissertation committee)