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Ph.D Degree Milestones / Timeline

 

MSE Timeline of Forms:
Philosophiæ Doctor

For the Masters Timeline
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TIMELINE
TO DO:
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YEAR 1
Find an Advisor


Take the 4 Core Courses

Begin Research



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YEAR 2


Finish Coursework

Prepare for the QE: Review Core Course materials


Research

 

 



*EP exams are individually scheduled EP; student must give two weeks notice before exam date

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YEAR 3
Aug-Sept
Take Qualifing Exam

Assemble advisory committee
(begining third year)

Research

Proposal Defense*
(Within 1 year of Qualifying)

*Proposal and Thesis defenses must be in different semesters.

 

 

 



 

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YEAR 4/5

Dissertation
Research/
Writing

Thesis Defense
(must be in a different semester than proposal; committee members get copies at least 1 week beforehand; proposal must occur at least 4 weeks before upload date )


Your abstract is due to the grad coordinater
2 weeks before your date of defense


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Intent to graduate in SIS

 

 

 

Final uploaded to LIBRA

 

 

Final Exercises and Graduation

 

Application for Graduate Degree
Fall - Oct 1
Spring - Feb 1
Sum - June 1
(student)



Date varies by year: notifications by Kim via email 3 times per year

 

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