PhD in American Studies Calendar

English Department Graduate Program PHD in AM Studies Calendar
Proposed as of May 2010

First year:

File plan to finish language requirement
REQUIRED Coursework completed (2 courses per semester)
DEADLINE for scheduling and completing Qualifying Exam

Second year:

Establish Three Areas in conversation with Director
Coursework (2 courses per semester)

Third year:

Area lists and rationales submitted to Graduate Office
DEADLINE for completing Area Exams
Sign up for dissertation credits

Fourth year:

DEADLINE for submitting Prospectus
Meet with Assoc. GPD about job search
Work on dissertation

Fifth year:

Finish dissertation
File degree paperwork with Graduate Program Office
Job search

Note: The proposed changes in the American Studies program requirements will allow the required courses to count as one of the 8 required courses. If the Area Exam moves to Two Areas, then two courses could be fulfilled with Area Exam credits. Students sign up for dissertation credits with the Graduate Office.

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