Student Handbook

(REVISED 09/17/2020)

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

  1. 2019 COHORT AND THEREAFTER – THE 3-6-9 PLAN
  2. 2013-2018 COHORTS
  3. COURSE INFORMATION– ALL STUDENTS

 VI.   QUALIFYING PAPERS

  1. 2019 COHORT AND THEREAFTER – THE 3-6-9 PLAN
  2. 2013-2018 COHORTS
  3. SIGN ON AND SIGN OFF MEETINGS – ALL STUDENTS

VII.  DISSERTATION

VIII. FACULTY & STUDENT COMMUNICATION AND SUPPORT

IX.   REASONABLE PROGRESS – 2013-2018 COHORTS

X.    PERIODIC EVALUATIONS OF PROGRESS

XI.   FORMS

XII.  MISCELLANEOUS

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

  1. 2019 COHORT AND THEREAFTER – THE 3-6-9 PLAN
  2. 2013-2018 COHORTS

APPENDIX B: GUIDELINES FOR GRADUATE PARTICIPATION IN FACULTY RECRUITMENT

APPENDIX C: GUIDELINES FOR GRADUATE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE HOSTING JOB CANDIDATES

APPENDIX D: RESOURCES

APPENDIX E: COMMUNITY AND EQUITY COMMITTEE (CEC)

APPENDIX F: PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS AND CLASSROOM DIALOGUE

APPENDIX G: SHARING NEWS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

APPENDIX H: JASON B. PHILLIPS MEMORIAL LECTURE