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

  • Pre-requisite courses
  • 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 done)
  • 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 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