PhD Sample Program

This is a sample program for a student finishing the general PhD track in five years who has placed out of two breadth requirements.

YearFallIntersessionSpring Summer
1- Advanced Statistical Methods
- Formal methods course
- Research seminar
- Two other courses
- Research*
- Responsible
Conduct of Research
- Teaching Practicum
- Professional Seminar (half term)
- Two other courses
- Research for 1st Research Paper
- Research*^
2- Teaching Practicum
- Research seminar
- Two other courses
- 1st Research Paper Due Nov. 1
- Research*- Research seminar
- Teaching Practicum
- Professional Seminar (half term)
- Two other courses
- Research*^
3- Teaching Practicum
- Two other courses
- Research for 2nd Research Paper
- Research*
- Design/teach course (optional, approval required)
- Research seminar
- Teaching Practicum
- Three other courses
- 2nd Research Paper Due May 1
- Research*^
4- Research seminar
- One other course
- Prepare Dissertation Proposal
- Research*- Research seminar
- One other course
- Dissertation Proposal Due May 1
- Research*^
- Design/teach course (optional, approval required)
5- Research seminar
- Prepare Dissertation for GBO Defense
- Research*- Research seminar
- Prepare Dissertation for GBO Defense
- Research*^
- GBO Defense by Aug. 1
*PhD students should not register in any summer or intersession course with few exceptions (i.e. RCR or F-1 visa curricular practical training) without prior approval from their advisor, DGS, and chair as it will incur tuition charges not covered by their funding package. PhD students continue to work on research, but do not register.
^Resident PhD students on student payroll are automatically enrolled in a non-graded summer independent research course to prevent FICA tax withholding.