Contents index

HOW TO USE THIS INDEX

This index lists and links to all subsections of the handbook. Click on any subheading below for a link directly to that section of the handbook.  It will give you a URL that you can save for future reference or to email.

For example, clicking on “Academic Integrity” under PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DEGREES, will navigate to: http://sites.psu.edu/1718doggradhandbook/program-requirements-for-all-degrees/#Academic Integrity

 

GEOGRAPHY GRADUATE MINOR

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DEGREES
Registration
Adviser
Entry Interview
Full-Time Academic Status and Course Credits
Core Courses
Communication Requirement
Graduate Assistantships
Graduate Teaching Assistantships (TAs)
International Students
Graduate Research Assistantships (RAs)
Annual Evaluation for Continued Funding
Annual evaluation process
Stopping the clock on funding
Medical Insurance
Other Important Points: Working, Travel, Conflict of Interest, and When you Leave
Academic Integrity

MASTER’S PROGRAM
Master’s Program Committee
Credits and Coursework
Master’s Proposal
Completing a Master’s Thesis
Completing Master’s Research Papers
Presentation of Master’s Research
Registration Requirements When All Degree Requirements Are Met Except Thesis or Papers
Graduate School Time Limit
Example Two-Year Master’s Program and Timeline

ACCELERATED 5-YR MS TO PHD
Courses and Registration
Master’s Program Committee
Master’s Proposal
Completing Master’s Research
Paper Option
Paper Publication
Thesis Option
Presentation of Master’s Research
Example Accelerated PhD Student Program and Timeline

DOCTORAL PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND COMMON REQUIREMENTS
Three paths for PhD students
Graduate School Requirements
Language and Communication Skills Requirements
Doctoral Candidacy Committee and Examination
Doctoral Committee
Order of the Dissertation Proposal and Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Proposal
Comprehensive Examination
Residency Requirements
Graduate School Time Limit
Doctoral Dissertation
Doctoral Defense––The Final Oral Examination

CONVENTIONAL PHD
Courses and Registration
Example Conventional PhD Student Program and Timeline