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Timeline to Degree

The following timeline to degree is an example of students' program trajectory for the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education.

The program shows a maximum reasonable rate of progress for full-time residency for the first three years. Part-time students would follow the program in the first two columns, but are expected to meet the University's residency requirement by completing at least 12 credits in each of two consecutive semesters, normally sometime before being advanced to candidacy.

Full-time students who enter with a master's degree in education and are granted a significant number of graduate credits toward the Ph.D. degree have the possibility of reaching candidacy after four semesters.

The Student Handbook (pages 10-11) has more detailed information on students' program trajectory.

  Semester I Semester II 15 Credits MA**
Year One Pedagogy Core
Intro/ Methods Core
Colloquium (1 credit)
History Core
Policy Core
First Examination
13 credits
Year Two Research Methods (1)
Elective
Research Methods (2)
Elective
12 credits
Year Three Research Methods (3)
Elective
Elective
Elective
12 credits
Year Four Elective
Elective
Elective
Second Examination*
9 credits

61 total credits
Year Five *** Dissertation proposal defense
Dissertation
Dissertation  

 

* Advancement to Candidacy takes place after the Second Examination and course work is completed.

** For students entering the program with a Master’s Degree a maximum of 15 credits will be transferred.

*** Can be scheduled in consultation with adviser before or after the second examination.