Objective 1

We will know we have addressed this imperative when the average length to degree approaches 5 years.

Strategy 1
Structure the Ph.D. program so that students realistically can complete the degree in no more than five years of full-­‐time study as currently described in the current Seminary Catalogue. (p.58).

Consider the following:
• Five years of financial assistance upon admission.
• Comprehensive exams scheduled as early as possible.
• Dissertation proposal approval by February 15th of the third year.
• A social compact on the part of the faculty to continue appropriate supervision of doctoral students even when on sabbatical or other leaves.