Find Your Purpose:
The Path to a Successful Doctoral Experience
Welcome to the College of Doctoral Studies! This text aims to provide an understanding of what the doctoral programs entail and what is required of doctoral learners to get the best start in their programs. A strong start requires not only building a good foundation in specific skills and abilities, but also having the proper mindset and motivation to engage in authentic, critical research, and analysis.
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