Graduate Study
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PhD
Typical PhD Sequence

This description should be applicable to most ESAM PhD students. If not, please see your adviser or contact the department.

Years One & Two (Q1-Q8)

Tuition Model

Full rate

Registration

Each quarter: 3-4 units of coursework or 590

Milestones to be Achieved

Coursework toward residency requirement. A minimum of nine graded courses are required by The Graduate School.

Year Three (Q9-Q12)

Tuition Model

Advanced rate

Registration

Each quarter: TGS 500 and/or coursework

Milestones To Be Achieved

Coursework toward program requirements (if applicable). Students must complete all required courses (including incomplete grades/F grade make-up) and be admitted to candidacy (PhD Qualifying Exam) by the end of the twelfth quarter.

Students who have completed the program requirements will register for TGS 500 in addition to any non-required (extra) coursework. Students who have not completed the program requirements will register for courses as determined by the program.

Forms To Be Completed

  • PhD Qualifying Exam Form (submitted by department)
  • PhD Prospectus Form (submitted by student via TGS Forms in CAESAR; approved online by department using GSTS)

Year Four (Q13-Q16)

Tuition Model

Advanced rate

Registration

TGS 500 in addition to non-required coursework

Year Five (Q17-Q20)

Tuition Model

Advanced rate

Registration

TGS 500 in addition to non-required coursework

Forms To Be Completed

Students who are completing their degree will complete the following forms

  • Application for Degree via TGS Forms in CAESAR
  • Final Exam Form via TGS Forms in CAESAR which will be approved by the department
  • NRC Survey of Earned Doctorates
  • Online submission of dissertation via UMI ProQuest

Years Six Through Nine (Q21+)

Tuition Model

Advanced rate or continuous registration

Registration

TGS 500 if receiving funding; TGS 512 if unfunded

Milestones To Be Achieved

Degree deadline: Students have nine years from matriculation to complete the PhD degree.*

Only rarely under extenuating circumstances will students be granted permission to continue beyond nine years.

*Those who do not complete in 9 years must enroll in TGS 513 for the remaining quarters and pay tuition accordingly.

Forms To Be Completed

Students who are completing their degree will complete the following forms:

  • Application for Degree via TGS Forms in CAESAR
  • Final Exam Form via TGS Forms in CAESAR which will be approved by the department
  • NRC Survey of Earned Doctorates
  • Online submission of dissertation via UMI ProQuest