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Sample Paths to Degree (prior to 2013)

The following timeline to degree is for students who joined the program prior to 2013.

Please see the new sample path to degree for students who joined the program after 2013.
 


SAMPLE PATH TO DEGREE

for students with 25-30 transfer credits

 

SEMESTER 1

Complete 7-9 credits


SEMESTER 2

Complete 7-9 credits

Language 1


SEMESTER 3

August: First examination

Complete 7-9 credits

Send abstract to conference


SEMESTER 4

Complete 7-9 credits

Submit article to journal

Meet with EO to select second exam committee

Language 2


SEMESTER 5

Second examination preparation

Send abstract to conference


SEMESTER 6

Second examination preparation

Submit article to journal

Begin to plan dissertation proposal


SEMESTER 7

August: Second examination

Present dissertation proposal

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 9 credits


SEMESTER 2

Complete 9 credits

Language 1


SEMESTER 3

Complete 9 credits

Send abstract to conference


SEMESTER 4

January: First exam

Complete 9 credits

Language 2


SEMESTER 5

Complete 9 credits

Submit article to journal

Send abstract to conference


SEMESTER 6

Complete 9 credits

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


SEMESTER 7

Complete 7-9 credits

Submit article to journal

Send abstract to conference

Second exam preparation


SEMESTER 8

Second exam preparation

Send abstract to conference (8 or 9)

Submit article to journal (8 or 9)

Begin to plan dissertation proposal


SEMESTER 9

August: Second examination

Dissertation proposal and dissertation work


SEMESTER 10 (and 11 if needed)

Dissertation completion and defense