A Recommended Course of Study
The following table describes a recommended course of study to complete the program in 5 years of funding. Deviations are applicable by student in consultation with their advisor(s) and the DGS. Deadlines are requirements of the program.
|Year||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5|
|Academic Plan||Coursework in substantive fields, methods (7 courses)||Coursework in substantive fields, methods (7 courses).|
Develop original/ second-year papers.
|Complete quality course requirements if not already finished.|
Take 9 hours of research credit (8999) – prospectus coursework each semester.
Defend prospectus. Edit papers. All requirements for degree except dissertation must be complete prior to prospectus defense.
|Take 12 hours or research credit (9999) – dissertation coursework.|
Complete 2-3 chapters or 2 articles of dissertation. Submit & revise papers for publication. Apply for grants to support dissertation research or additional year of study.
|Job market. Finish dissertation.|
|Deadlines||First-year review by May 15||Second-year review with proposed plan-of-study by May 15.|
Comprehensive exam in first field in May.
|Second-year paper submitted and presented in August.||Second-year paper submitted and presented in August.|
|The Following Summer||Summer training, deepen topic knowledge||Second-year paper and prospectus research.||Advance dissertation & publications||Write another chapter. Prep job talk and materials.||Move to your new job!|