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Sample Paths to Degree

Students with B.A. only

Students with M.A.

 Academic Year One

  • Take 3-5 seminars taking into account gaps in knowledge in preparation for the Comps
  • Take the one required course (ENG 70000)
  • Prepare abstract for paper to deliver at ESA-sponsored Student Conference
  • Consider ways to pass one of the two required foreign languages
  • Form a study group by Spring Semester to prepare for Comps

Academic Year Two

  • Pass the Comps in August
  • Take 4-6 seminars
  • Show proficiency in at least one of the two foreign languages required for the degree
  • Prepare abstract for paper to deliver at ESA-sponsored Student Conference

Academic Year Three

  • Move to Level II tuition status
  • Complete remaining course requirements
  • Identify potential field areas for Orals; discuss reading lists with potential examiners
  • Send abstract to a program committee to present a paper at a non-CUNY conference
  • Show proficiency in a second foreign language

Academic Year Four

  • Submit Orals reading lists for approval; upon approval, set Orals date
  • Pass Orals (within one year after completing all course work)
  • Submit an approved dissertation prospectus to Executive Officer within six months of passing Orals
  • Present paper at a conference

Academic Year Five

  • Submit final, revised (if necessary) dissertation prospectus no later than end of Fall Semester
  • Within one month of the prospectus's approval, establish dissertation committee
  • Submit a first chapter of dissertation, first to supervisor and then to the two other readers
  • Consider sending article based on revised seminar paper or other work to journal for publication
  • Present paper at a conference
  • Apply for dissertation-year fellowship
  • During summer begin to assemble letters, CVs, and other material for job search

Academic Year Six

  • Meet with Placement Officer about job search early in Fall Semester
  • Apply for jobs, beginning with listings in ADE Job Information List (available in September)
  • Attend MLA convention
  • Complete dissertation
  • Send dissertation chapter(s) to journal(s) for publication
  • Deposit dissertation and attend Commencement in June

Academic Year One

  • Take 3-5 seminars taking into account gaps in knowledge in preparation for the Comps
  • Take the one required course (ENG 70000)
  • Make sure that transfer credit for M.A. degree (or graduate-level work) is in order
  • Prepare abstract for paper to deliver at ESA-sponsored Student Conference
  • Show proficiency in at least one of the two foreign languages required for the degree
  • Form a study group by Spring Semester to prepare for Comps

Academic Year Two

  • Pass the Comps in August
  • take remaining seminars to meet the 60-credit requirement (including transfer credit)
  • Identify potential field areas for Orals; discuss reading lists with potential examiners
  • Show proficiency in a second foreign language
  • Send abstract to a program committee to present a paper at a non-CUNY conference

Academic Year Three

  • Submit Orals reading lists for approval; upon approval, set Orals date
  • Pass Orals (within one year after completing all course work)
  • Submit an approved dissertation prospectus to Executive Officer within six months of passing Orals
  • Present paper at a conference

Academic Year Four

  • Submit final, revised (if necessary) dissertation prospectus no later than end of Fall Semester
  • Within one month of the prospectus's approval, establish dissertation committee
  • Submit a first chapter of dissertation, first to supervisor and then to the two other readers
  • Consider sending article based on revised seminar paper or other work to journal for publication
  • Present paper at a conference
  • Apply for dissertation-year fellowship
  • During summer begin to assemble letters, CVs, and other material for job search

Academic Year Five

  • Meet with Placement Officer about job search early in Fall Semester
  • Apply for jobs, beginning with listings in ADE Job Information List (available in September)
  • Attend MLA convention
  • Complete dissertation
  • Send dissertation chapter(s) to journal(s) for publication
  • Deposit dissertation and attend Commencement in June