Graduate Program

PhD Program

Typical PhD Schedule

See the PhD Program Departmental Policy PDF for information about taking additional courses, language courses, and other courses not traditionally falling within the graduate program of study.

Year One*

*Students who arrive with an MA degree may petition the DGS to transfer up to 30 credit-hours toward their programs of study, thus essentially reducing the required period of coursework from two years to one. Talk with the DGS early on if you are interested in pursuing this path. 

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Year Six