This chart provides recommended completion dates and final deadlines for progress for developmental graduate students. Students should work toward completion of all activities by the recommended date. Students remain in good standing as long as they complete each activity by its final deadline.
Developmental faculty review all students’ academic activities annually. This evaluation includes assessment of research progress, class performance, and teaching performance. After this review, the Area Director and the student’s faculty advisor will complete a written comprehensive evaluation to provide constructive feedback to each student regarding progress.
Deadlines for Completed Task
|Year 3||Fall||Masters Thesis|
|Year 4||Fall||Qualification Exam|
|Summer||Dissertation Proposal||Qualification Exam|
|Summer||Dissertation Completed||Dissertation Proposal|
These deadlines are intended for students who begin the program with no prior masters research completed. Students who enter the program with a master’s degree are considered to be starting at Year 2 or Year 3 above, based on consultation with advisor and Area Director.