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Degree Deadlines


Course Approval Form

Must be completed before registering, each semester.

Program of Studies (POS)

To be completed the semester - before - you take your comprehensive examination.

Comprehensive Exams

Are given on the Thursday and Friday of the Spring and Fall semester breaks, and are usually taken during the fourth semester of coursework.

Fall comprehensive exam: the POS is due in the Spanish and Portuguese office no later than May 15th.

Spring comprehensive exam: the POS is due in the Spanish and Portuguese office no later than September 15th.


Course Approval Form

Course approval form – completed before registration each semester.

Committee on Studies Form

completed no later than the second semester of the PhD program.

Comprehensive Examination

Scheduled in consultation of the Committee of Studies. The exam is usually taken in the semester in which all course work is completed or the semester immediately following.

Exam Proposed Timetable

The Graduate Advisor must be notified three weeks before the exams are scheduled to be taken.

Application for Candidacy

To be completed and turned in with the results of the Comprehensive Exam.

Dissertation Proposal

Final deadline for approval is the semester following the semester in which exams are passed.

CReport of Progress on Dissertation

To be completed after mid-semester break and at least two weeks before the end of the semester every semester that dissertation hours are taken.