Department of Geography Graduate Student Handbook for students entering the program during fall 2015

Graduate Program Milestones

A. Geography 500 is taken during the fall semester of year 1
B. Geography 502 is taken during the spring semester of year 1
C. Candidacy exam:
... Ph.D., by end of year 1;
• M.S.+Ph.D., by May 15 of year 3;
• 5-year Ph.D., after M.S. in spring of year 2 by October 15 of year 3
D. Thesis proposal meeting and defense:
• M.S. by May 31 of year 1;
• 5-year Ph.D., by October 1 of year 2
E. End of normal funding eligibility (May 31)
F. Apply to Ph.D. program
G. M.S. oral defense by May 15 of year 2
H. Comprehensive exams and completion of seminar requirement:
• Ph.D., fall or spring of year 2;
• M.S.+Ph.D., fall or spring of year 4;
• 5-year Ph.D., May of year 3
I. Ph.D. proposal defense:
• Ph.D., by October 15 of year 3;
• M.S.+Ph.D., by May 15 of year 4;
• 5-year Ph.D., May of year 3