Hi all, I'm wondering if there are any PhD programs in the US (or abroad, for that matter) that do not have formal coursework requirements. That is, suppose someone took a standard graduate load while in undergrad and was prepared for quals right away: are there any programs that allow you to take quals upon entering and begin research? I'd even be interested in hearing about programs that have less course requirements. Maybe the student had a weak spot from undergrad and wants to take one or two courses but not a full load. Thanks in advance!