APPENDIX A: M.A.-P.h.D. TIMELINE

The following timeline of coursework and other requirements for completing the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees is intended to provide guidance for making reasonable progress toward successful completion of the program.  The faculty, particularly your adviser, committee members, and the graduate director, should be consulted to obtain the support needed to foster your work and meet the deadlines for reasonable progress (see section IX).  Note that the deadlines for completing the two qualifying papers (QP) and the dissertation proposal should be viewed as outer limits for finishing these requirements.  Also, the deadlines for approval of the QP proposals are strongly recommended in order to facilitate completion of the QPs by the deadlines. 

Year 1

Fall

Spring

501 Research Methods (M)

516 Contemporary Theory (M)

515 Classical Theory (M)

541 Stat Methods in Soc I (M)

Elective Course

Elective Course

Elective Course*

Elective Course*

Proseminar (no registration required)

Proseminar (no registration required)

 Year 2

Fall

Spring

Stat Methods in Soc II (P)

Second Methods Course (P)

Elective Course

Elective Course

Elective Course

Elective Course

Elective Course*

Elective Course*

Proseminar (no registration required)

Proseminar (no registration required)

 

By March 15: Proposal for qualifying paper #1 approved

 

Year 3

Fall

Spring

Writing Seminar (P)

Elective Courses

Elective Course

Elective Course

Research Credits

Research Credits

December 15:   Qualifying paper #1 completed and approved

By March 15: Proposal for qualifying paper
#2 approved

 

Year 4

December 15: Qualifying paper #2 completed and approved

Work on the dissertation proposal

Writing Seminar (second and subsequent enrollments for research credits)

Research credits

Year 5 and Beyond

December 15, Year 5: Dissertation proposal written and successfully defended

Research credits

Writing and defending the dissertation

* Students may elect to take a fourth course.

(M) - Specific course required for the MA                (P) - Specific course required for the PhD

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