Program Milestones

Meet with your supervisor regularly and complete progress reports each year.

 


phD 1Fall & Winter

Students in PhD 1 have been accepted into the program without a Master's Degree, or with a Master's Degree in an unrelated field, and complete a series of additional preparatory courses during this year.

 


PhD 2

Fall

  • Pre-requisite courses
  • All required seminars
  • Colloquium attendance

Winter

  • Pre-requisite courses
  • All required seminars
  • Colloquium attendance

 


PhD 3

Fall

  • Comprehensive examination (November)
  • Draft thesis research proposal
  • Colloquium attendance

Winter

  • Comprehensive examination in May (if not taken in Fall)
  • Draft Thesis Research Proposal
  • Colloquium attendance

 


PhD 4

Fall

  • Submission of final thesis research proposal

Winter

  • Thesis research

 


PhD 5

Fall

  • Thesis research

Winter

  • Colloquium presentation
  • Thesis research
  • Thesis submission in Summer for Fall defense

 


PhD 6

Fall

  • Thesis research if not yet completed

By end of PhD 6

  • Thesis submission if not yet done, for Fall defense, Winter graduation

 


Time Limit!

Progress Reports and Degree Audit Forms

To avoid running out of time, fill out your progress report at least once a year with your supervisor.

Progress Report guidelines

Research progress tracking form

Ph.D. Thesis audit form