|Summer 1||Preliminary Exams|
Start Summer Paper – Empirical Research Project
|Year 2||Finish Required Coursework and Summer Paper|
|Year 3||Dissertation Proposal|
|Summer 3||Enter the Job Market|
|Year 4||Finish Dissertation, Get a Job|
Other things to note:
- Official university requirements are described in more detail at these websites:
- Advanced Standing
- We may grant advanced standing for coursework in another doctoral program or in an academic (not professional) master’s program. In their first semester, students who wish to be granted advanced standing should submit supporting information, which should include grades, final papers (if any), and course syllabi. A letter from the professor with whom the student studied may also be submitted.
- We review each student’s performance every May. We require students to demonstrate a satisfactory rate of progress toward completion of the program requirements. Progress is measured in terms of performance in coursework, completion of a summer paper and preliminary exams, and progress toward a dissertation. Specific factors taken into account include grades, scores on the qualifying exam, research with faculty, evaluation of your progress and potential (especially as it relates to your ability to perform independent, original research), time in the program, and potential for completion of the program.
- Because a satisfactory rate of progress is required at all times, we have the right to terminate your candidacy at any time for academic reasons.
- Administrative Director of the Doctoral Program
- Elizabeth Elam – 311 Uris; 854-2836.
- Assistant is Dan Spacher.
- Financial Support
We offer a stipend for 11 semesters.
- We also offer health care coverage for all students who are enrolled full-time (not on leave).
- Finally, students have ample opportunities to supplement their stipends with paid research assistantships (pay range $20 to $30/hour) and teaching assistantships ($1100 to $1700 per course).
- Taken from: A Codification of Norms and
Procedures Regarding Faculty Obligation, Students’ Rights
and Responsibilities, and Graduate School Regulations
“The deadline for distributing copies of the dissertation to defense committee members is at least four weeks before the anticipated defense date. No defense shall be scheduled until the dissertation sponsor and reader have signified that, in their judgment, the dissertation is acceptable enough to warrant a defense and final examination.”
- Taken from: A Codification of Norms and Procedures Regarding Faculty Obligation, Students’ Rights and Responsibilities, and Graduate School Regulations and Forms.