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Sample Paths to Degree

The following timeline to degree is for students who join the program after 2013.

Please see the alternate sample path to degree for students who joined the program prior to 2013.


SAMPLE PATH TO DEGREE

for students with 25-30 transfer credits

 


SEMESTER 1

Complete 9-12 credits
 

SEMESTER 2

Complete 9-12 credits

Language 1
 

SEMESTER 3

August: First examination

Complete 9-12 credits

Send abstract to conference

Meet with EO to select second exam committee
 

SEMESTER 4

Second Exam Preparation

Submit article to journal

Language 2
 

SEMESTER 5

Second examination preparation

Send abstract to conference
 

SEMESTER 6

February: Second examination

Submit article to journal

Dissertation proposal
 

SEMESTER 7

August/September: Present dissertation proposal

Dissertation work

Send abstract to conference
 

SEMESTERS 8 AND 9

Dissertation work

Send abstract to conference

Submit article to journal
 

SEMESTER 10

Dissertation completion and defense


SAMPLE PATH TO DEGREE

for students with no transfer credits



SEMESTER 1

Complete 12 credits


SEMESTER 2

Complete 12 credits

Language 1
 

SEMESTER 3

August: First exam

Complete 9-12 credits

Send abstract to conference
 

SEMESTER 4

Complete 9-12 credits

Language 2
 

SEMESTER 5

Complete 9-12 credits

Submit article to journal

Send abstract to conference

Meet with EO select second exam committee and start second exam preparation
 

SEMESTER 6

Complete 9-12 credits
 

SEMESTER 7

Submit article to journal

Send abstract to conference

Second exam preparation
 

SEMESTER 8

February: Second exam

Send abstract to conference (8 or 9)

Submit article to journal (8 or 9)

Dissertation proposal
 

SEMESTER 9

Dissertation work
 

SEMESTER 10 (and 11 if needed)

Dissertation completion and defense