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 & Winter

  • Pre-requisite courses
  • Required courses 
  • 1-2 seminars each semester
  • Colloquium attendance

By end of PhD 2

  • 1st language examination

 


PhD 3

Fall & Winter

  • Required courses
  • 1-2 seminars each semester
  • Colloquium attendance

By end of PhD 3

  • 2nd language examination 
  • Draft comprehensive bibliography & topics

 


PhD 4

Fall

  • Comprehensives

Winter

  • Comprehensives (if not yet complete)
  • Thesis proposal

 


PhD 5

Fall

  • Thesis research

Winter

  • Thesis research
  • Colloquium presentation

 


PhD 6

Fall

  • Thesis research
  • December thesis submission for Winter defense, Spring graduation

By end of PhD 6

  • Thesis submission 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