Program Milestone

The students should progress through the following stages at roughly the specified time:

  • First and second semester: doctoral committee formation and research topic selection
  • First through ~fifth semester: coursework
  • ~Second through seventh semester: research, including data collection, analysis, etc.
  • End of second semester: program form
  • End of third or fourth semester: general exams
  • Fourth or fifth semester: thesis proposal
  • ~Sixth semester: program form audit
  • ~Sixth through seventh semester: writing
  • ~Seventh through eighth semester: defence and job search