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PhD Timeline:

Year 1:

By the end of the first year, the candidate should have completed:

• 3 credit hours, Graduate Seminar (6000)

• 12 credit hours in graduate seminars (6011-6102)

Year 2:

By the end of the second year, the candidate should have:

• completed comprehensive examinations

• chosen a dissertation topic and submitted a proposal to the candidate’s supervisory committee

• completed the language requirement examination if necessary

Years 3-4:

By the end of the fourth year, the candidate should have:

• submitted the dissertation for examination by the committee members, graduate supervisor, and external examiner

• successfully defended the dissertation in an oral examination lasting 2 hours in the presence of the candidate’s supervisory committee members, dissertation supervisor, the graduate coordinator, and external examiner