Current graduate students are encouraged to track their progress towards graduation each semester. The following information will outline all the required steps within each respective program.

PhD Year One
1st Semester
Establish Faculty Advisor & Supervisory Committee
2nd Semester
Residency Requirement must be reached
Complete Responsible Conduct Research (Ethics) Training

PhD Year Two
3rd Semester
Submit Preliminary Program of Study Plan
Form Supervisory Committee
4th Semester
Take qualifying exam

PhD Year Three
5th Semester
Submit Dissertation Proposal
Submit Preliminary Review to Thesis Office
Read Thesis Handbook

PhD Year Four
7th Semester
Final Program of Study approved/ input
Submit Language Verification form (if required)

PhD Year Five
9th Semester
Apply for Graduation
10th Semester
Dissertation Defense
Dissertation Release
Manuscript Approval