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

First Semester

Supported (9 hrs/semester)

  • 9 hours Supervised Reading (COL 650)**
  • Orals Examination  

(By March 31)

Unsupported (12 hrs/semester)

  • 9 hours Supervised Reading (COL 650)**
  • Orals Examination 

(By March 31)

**3 sections of COL 650 (Supervised Readings) for 3 credits each, with 3 different professors. 

IMPORTANT: Let us know if the professor is from another department. We will create a special section**

Second Semester

Supported (9 hrs/semester)

  • 9 credit hrs Extensive Seminars

and/or

  • Thesis Guidance; Prospectus

18 credit hrs (54 cumulative  total)

Unsupported (12 hrs/semester)

  • 12 credit hrs Extensive Seminars

and/or

  • Thesis Guidance; Prospectus

24 credit hours  (72 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)