Deadlines and Paperwork

Completing the PhD involves careful attention to deadlines imposed and paperwork required by the Graduate School.

Students are expected to complete their coursework by no later than their third semester in the program. Please regularly consult with the DGS and your advising teams to ensure that your course selection fulfills the course requirements. Don't forget to turn in your self-evaluation form at the end of each semester.

Each student is expected to advance to candidacy by successfully passing his or her qualifying examination by his or her fourth semester in the program. Please contact the Graduate Coordinator to schedule your qualifying exam. Submit your form for candidacy advancement to the Graduate Office (2116 Tawes) upon successful completion of your qualifying exam.

Students must file an approved dissertation prospectus with the Graduate Office no later than four months following the qualifying examination. Please submit the approved prospectus form along with a one page abstract in addition to your completed prospectus.

Specific deadlines for students intending to graduate will be announced on the CMLT graduate student reflector and are also available from the Graduate School's Deadlines for Graduates. Most of the necessary paperwork for these deadlines can be found on the Graduate School's General Forms for Graduate Students.