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Paths to Degree

The following sample paths to degree are for students who join the program after 2013.

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

Students are encouraged to consider completing an interdisciplinary certificate program. Doing so will normally result in one additional semester of coursework.

Sample Path to Degree: 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
January: 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: 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
January: 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