Graduate School Timeline

  • Work towards forming a committee.
  • No official paperwork due.
  • If you have a fellowship or assistantship, take F850 to use your maximum number of fee remit hours, unless you are an M.A. student who is definitely taking the exam and not moving on to the Ph.D. Discuss this with advisors.
  • Committee must be formed by end of semester.
  • Must submit committee formation paperwork to the program specialist.
  • If you have a fellowship or assistantship, take F850 to use your max number of fee remit hours, unless you are an M.A. student who is definitely taking the exam and not moving on to the Ph.D. Discuss this with advisors.
  • M.A. thesis/project proposal and approval forms must be turned in to the program specialist by end of semester.
  • Portfolios are due Nov. 1st for M.A. students who wish to move on to the Ph.D. program.
  • If you have a fellowship or assistantship take F850 to use your max number of fee remit hours, unless you are an M.A. student who is definitely taking the exam and not moving on to the Ph.D. Discuss this with advisors.
  • M.A. exam.
  • If you have a fellowship or assistantship take F850 to use your max number of fee remit hours, unless you are an M.A. student who is definitely taking the exam and not moving on to the Ph.D. Discuss this with advisors.
  • When preparing for qualifying exams, submit qualifying exam procedure paperwork to the program specialist.
  • If you have a fellowship or assistantship take F850 to use your max number of fee remit hours, unless you are an M.A. student who is definitely taking the exam and not moving on to the Ph.D. Discuss this with advisors.
  • Once you have reached candidacy, you will have 6 semesters of G901 credit. This is a reduced tuition credit. It is automatically 6 credits and at present costs $150 per semester. You must email the program specialist every semester in order to gain permission to register for this course. Once you have run out of these credits you will register for 1 credit hour of F850.

There are two sections, in-town and out-of-town. You only need permission for the out-of-town section. You will need to email the program specialist for permission to register for the out-of-town section.) You MUST be enrolled every semester, excluding summer, until you submit your dissertation. If you submit in the summer, you will be required to register for a summer session.