Student Handbook

(REVISED 09/28/2018)

This Graduate Handbook is offered as a general guide to the program's requirements, policies and procedures. If you have any questions, contact the graduate director or graduate assistant to be sure that you are planning your graduate career in conformity with department requirements and expectations.

You may browse the handbook below, or download a pdf version of the Graduate Student Handbook.

  CONTENTS OF THE HANDBOOK

I.    ABOUT THE PROGRAM

II.   ADMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT

III.  FINANCIAL AID

IV.   NON-FINANCIAL RESOURCES

V.    REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE/RESEARCH CREDITS POLICIES

VI.   QUALIFYING PAPERS

VII.  DISSERTATION

VIII. FACULTY & STUDENT COMMUNICATION AND SUPPORT

IX.   REASONABLE PROGRESS

X.    PERIODIC EVALUATIONS OF PROGRESS

XI.   FORMS TO BE FILED

XII.  MISCELLANEOUS

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

APPENDIX B: GUIDELINES FOR GRADUATE PARTICIPATION IN FACULTY RECRUITMENT

APPENDIX C: GUIDELINES FOR GRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE HOSTING JOB CANDIDATES

APPENDIX D: RESOURCES

APPENDIX E: OMBUDSPERSON PROGRAM