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Doctoral programs educate students for highly specialized careers in academia and the business world. Students on doctoral level programs demonstrate the ability to create knowledge through original research in their areas of specialization.
Normally, doctoral programs include the acquisition of advanced knowledge in an area of specialization, the development of advanced theoretical or practical research skills for that area of specialization, explicit attention to the role of specialization areas in managerial and organizational contexts, preparation for teaching responsibilities in higher education, a dissertation or equivalent demonstrating personal integration and an original contribution to a field of knowledge, and other areas as identified by the School.