Important Program Requirement Dates
May 30th: Finalize your three committee members for the General Exam
May 30th: Finalize your History and Theory Reading lists
September 30th: Finalize your Special Topic List with your Special Topic Supervisor
Early March: Turn in completed Qualifying Paper to supervisors.
Mid-to-late March/Early April: Complete written and oral portions of General Exams
May: Complete all remaining language and course requirements (must be completed prior to prospectus approval)
Oct 15th: Turn in you Prospectus and confirm Dissertation Committee *Double-check
Mid-October: Discuss Prospectus with committee, to ensure you have received approval
Prospectus approval onward: you will need to complete one chapter a year to maintain status of good standing within the program.
Prior to Final Year:
Mid-January: Turn in two chapters to your committee, in order to receive approval for the Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Mid-February: Apply for Dissertation Completion Fellowship, or related awards (see Grants and Other Opportunities Page)
Please see this document for detailed information regarding dissertation submission dates and guidelines, as well as information about the oral exam.