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PhD Completion Schedule

Without an MA Degree

Year Term Courses Action Forms
1 Fall Two 8000-level PHIL seminars
One 6000-level PHIL course
(+ 7010 if teaching)
 
   
1 Spring

Two 8000-level PHIL seminars
One 6000-level PHIL course
(+ 3 hours of PHIL 9000 if teaching)

Constitute your Advisory Committee File Advisory Committee Form
2 Fall

Two 8000-level PHIL seminars
One 6000-level PHIL course
(+ 3 hours of PHIL 9000 if teaching)

  File Preliminary Program of Study
2 Spring Two 8000-level PHIL seminars
One 6000-level PHIL course
(+ 3 hours of PHIL 9000 if teaching)
 
Complete your first qualifying paper  
3 Fall Two 8000-level PHIL seminars
One 6000-level PHIL course
(+ 3 hours of PHIL 9000 if teaching)
Complete your second qualifying paper File Final Program of Study
3 Spring 3 hours of PHIL 9000 (12 hours if teaching) Pass oral comprehensive exam and prospectus defense

Schedule oral examination
File Admission to Candidacy Form

4 Fall 3 hours of PHIL 9300 (12 hours if teaching) Dissertation work  
4 Spring 3 hours of PHIL 9300 (12 hours if teaching) Dissertation work  
5 Fall 3 hours of PHIL 9300 (12 hours if teaching) Dissertation work  
5 Spring 3 hours of PHIL 9300 (12 hours if teaching)

Complete dissertation
Defend dissertation

Apply for Graduation at the beginning of the semester

With an MA Degree

Year Term Courses Action Forms
1 Fall Two 8000-level PHIL seminars
One 6000-level PHIL course
(+ 7010 if teaching)
 
   
1 Spring

Two 8000-level PHIL seminars
One 6000-level PHIL course
(+ 3 hours of PHIL 9000 if teaching)

Constitute your Advisory Committee File Advisory Committee Form
2 Fall

Two 8000-level PHIL seminars
One 6000-level PHIL course
(+ 3 hours of PHIL 9000 if teaching)

Complete your first qualifying paper File Preliminary Program of Study
2 Spring One 8000-level PHIL seminars
(3 hours of PHIL 9000 if teaching)
 
Complete your second qualifying paper File Final Program of Study
3 Fall 3 hours of PHIL 9000 (12 hours if teaching) Pass oral comprehensive exam and prospectus defense Schedule oral examination
File Admission to Candidacy Form
3 Spring 3 hours of PHIL 9000 (12 hours if teaching) Dissertation work

 

4 Fall 3 hours of PHIL 9300 (12 hours if teaching) Dissertation work  
4 Spring 3 hours of PHIL 9300 (12 hours if teaching) Dissertation work  
5 Fall 3 hours of PHIL 9300 (12 hours if teaching) Dissertation work  
5 Spring 3 hours of PHIL 9300 (12 hours if teaching)

Complete dissertation
Defend dissertation

Apply for Graduation at the beginning of the semester

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