Typical Curriculum

Year by Year

Typical Curriculum Years 1 and 2 [PDF]

Students must submit the written portion of the Preliminary Exam by October 1, and pass the oral exam by December 31 of their second-year (third semester).

*Students must pass Part II (thesis proposal) of the Qualifying Exam by the end (December) of the third year fall semester.
Year 3
*Fall Spring
Independent Doctoral Research (G800; variable) Independent Doctoral Research (G800; variable)
GGS or other Journal Club (1 credit) GGS or other Journal Club (1 credit)
Seminar (1 credit) Seminar (1 credit)
 
Year 4
Fall Spring
Dissertation Research (G900; 1 credit) Dissertation Research (G900; 1 credit)
GGS or other Journal Club (1 credit) GGS or other Journal Club (1 credit)
Seminar Series (1 credit) Seminar Series (1 credit)