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Path(s) to Degree

Path(s) to Degree


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5th Year


6th Year


• 7 credits in 1st semester. • 7 credits in 2nd semester. • At least one course in Theory. • Select major and minor by end of year.

• 7 credits in 1st semester. • 7 credits in 2nd semester. • Compete 700-level courses in major and minor. • Course in 1st "other field." Two or three 800-level courses. 

• 7 credits in 1st semester. • 7 credits in 2nd semester. • First Exam in minor in January & in major in August. • Apply transfer credits (if any). • Course in 2nd "other field." • Complete 3rd course in "other field." 

• 4 credits (if needed) 1st semester. • 4 credits (if needed) 2nd semester. • Complete 2nd Exam by end of year.

• 3 credits in 1st semester. • Dissertation research.

• Complete Dissertation.