Student Handbook

APPENDIX A: M.A.–Ph.D. Timeline

2. 2013-2018  COHORTS

Year 1  
 Fall Spring
501 Research Methods (M) 516 Contemporary Theory (M)
515 Classical Theory (M)  541 Stat Method in Soc I (M)
Elective Course Elective Course
Elective Course* Elective Course*
Proseminar  Proseminar 
   
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  Proseminar 
  By March 15: Proposal for QP#1 approved
   
Year 3  
Fall Spring
Writing Seminar (P) Elective Course
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 enrollment 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 M.A.
(P) - Specific course required for the Ph.D.

 

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