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Degree Completion Timeline

This timetable assumes that the student starts in the Fall semester and does not attend summer school.

First Year, Second semester (Spring):

  • Foreign language requirement completed

Second Year, Third semester (Fall):

  • Selection of Major Professor and Advisory Committee

Second Year, Fourth semester (Spring):

  • Prepare preliminary doctoral program of study
  • Course work completed

Third Year, Fifth semester (Fall):

  • Filing of final doctoral program of study
  • Schedule preliminary examinations (written and oral)

Third Year, Sixth semester (Spring):

  • Preliminary examinations (written and oral) completed
  • Dissertation prospectus approved and Application for Admission to Candidacy filed

Fourth and Fifth Years, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth semesters:

  • Completion of dissertation
  • Oral defense of dissertation
  • Application for Graduation

Fulfill Departmental Graduate Outcomes Assessment requirements

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