Info for Current Students

Policies and Procedures

Degree Completion Timeline (Full-time PhD)

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year Fifth Year and Beyond

Supported (9 hrs/semester)

  • 1 credit hr Dissertation Writing Workshop; Fall semester only
  • Thesis Guidance; 1-7 credit hrs 

(72 cumulative total)

Unsupported (12 hrs/semester)

  • 1 credit hr, Thesis Guidance;
  • 1 credit hr Dissertation Writing Workshop; Fall semester only 

2 credit hrs total (74 cumulative total)

Degree Completion Timeline (Full-time MA, self-funded)

First Year Second Year

First Semester

  • 3 “Intensive” seminars
  • 1 “Extensive” seminar

12 credit hrs

Second Semester

  • 3 “Intensive” seminars
  • 1 “Extensive” seminar

12 credit hrs (24 cumulative total)