Graduate Program

timeline and other information about the program

Timeline

Student Progress Timeline

G1 YEAR

    • 1st year of course work. (no incompletes allowed)
    • Language study, if appropriate.

Possible Fellowship Applications: Summer Language Waiver; Graduate Society Summer Awards

Note: In order to receive summer stipends, G1s must have completed all first-year course work and one language by the third week in May.

 
G2 YEAR

    • 2nd year of coursework.
    • Complete course work by end of 2nd year.
    • Complete language requirement by the end of 2nd year.
    • Complete Qualifying Paper by June 1.

Possible Fellowship Applications: Summer Language Waiver; Graduate Society Summer Awards

Note: In order to receive summer stipends, G2s must have completed the Qualifying Paper, completed all course work, and fulfilled language requirements by the third week in May.

 
G3 Y
EAR

    • Begin teaching in September of 3rd year.   Teaching is guaranteed for G3s.
    • Take General Exams in May of 3rd year.
    • Complete Dissertation Prospectus by November following generals.

Possible Fellowship Applications: Kennedy, Knox, Sheldon, Cheah, Lurcy…. (expected application by all G3s, November deadline) Summer Language Waiver; Graduate Society Summer Awards (prospectus must be completed by time of application) – January deadline.

Note: In order to receive summer stipends, G3s must have completed all course work, languages, generals by May 15.

 
G4 Y
EAR +

    • Dissertation research away.
    • Writing dissertation.

Possible Fellowship Applications: CASVA, Kress, Dedalus, Graham (October deadline) Grad Society/Merit Term-Time Fellowships (January deadline); Dissertation Completion Fellowship (if 2 chapters completed, January deadline.)

Note: In order to receive summer stipends, G4s must have completed all course work, languages, generals, fields, prospectus.

 
G5 Y
EAR +

    • Continue teaching (unless on a term-time or completion fellowship).
    • Continue writing dissertation.
    • Plan to apply for other outside fellowships for support and/or dissertation completion fellowship to finish prior to G8 year.