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PhD Completion Schedule

Also see PhD Checklist

Year Action Est Deadline Forms
1 Selection of Faculty Mentor 1st year 02/2020  
1 Formation of Faculty Advisory Committee
(5 members)
1st year 08/2020 Advisory Committee Form
1 Approval of Preliminary Program of Study 1st year 08/2020 File Preliminary Program of Study
2 Approval of Final Program of Study 2nd year 08/2021 File Final Program of Study
2 Approval of Dissertation Prospectus (5‐8 pages) 2nd year 08/2021  
3 Written Comprehensive Exam 3rd year 08/2022  
3 Oral Comprehensive Exam (*Grad Admin. needs two week notice of oral comp. date.) 3rd year 08/2022  
  Completion of Teaching Requirement Any Year  
  Completion of Ship/Field Work Requirement Any Year  
3 Application for Admission to Candidacy 3rd year 08/2022 File admission for candidacy
  Apply for Graduation (Apply for graduation no later than the Friday of the second full week of classes (first full week for summer) of the semester of anticipated graduation.)    
  Oral Defense of Dissertation (*Submit thesis to committee two weeks before defense date. *Grad Admin. needs two week notice of defense date.)    

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