PhD Program Timeline

Students starting in September

Year

Term/Date

PhD Program

Y1

Term 1: September-December

Find supervisor; take courses; begin discussions with supervisor; submit proposal for comprehensive course requirement at the end of September

Y1

Term 2: January-April

Take courses; pursue RPE topics with supervisor

Y1

Term 2: March 15

Form RPE committee

YI

Term 2: April 2nd week

Submit RPE project proposal to committee

Y1

Term 3: May—August

Work on RPE Project

Y2

Term 4: September 15

Submit RPE Research Project

Y2

Term 4: Early October

RPE Presentation

Y2

Term 5: January - April

Work on thesis proposal

Y2

Term 6: May-August

 Admit to Candidacy by completing the thesis proposal defense and comprehensive course requirement

Students starting in January

Year

Term/Date

PhD Program

Y1

Term 1: January - April

Find supervisor; take courses; begin discussions with supervisor; submit proposal for comprehensive course requirement at the end of September

Y1

Term 1: March 15

Take courses; pursue RPE topics with supervisor

Y1

Term 2: May-August

Discussion with supervisor about RPE toppic

Y1

Term 2: July 15

Form RPE Committee

Y1

Term 2: August 2nd week

Submit RPE project proposal to committee

Y1

Term 3: September-December

Take courses and work on RPE

Y2

Term 4: January 15

Submit RPE Research Project

Y2

Term 4: Early February

RPE Presentation

Y2

Term 5: May - August

Work on PhD Thesis Proposal

Y2

Term 6: September - December

 Admit to Candidacy by completing the thesis proposal defense and comprehensive course requirement

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