Degrees

Timeline

The doctoral timelines are advisory, and major professors may advise their students to deviate from these recommendations. The items marked “required” are mandatory deadlines. The timelines give you a starting point for planning your graduate career. It is based on fall admission.

 Entering without Master’s

YEAR 1

Fall
  • CCJ 5704 or 5705
  • CCJ 5109
  • Elective
Spring
  • CCJ 5706
  • CCJ 5606
  • Elective

YEAR 2

Fall
  • CCJ 5740
  • CCJ 5285
  • Start area paper/thesis
Spring
  • Complete area paper/thesis
  • CCJ 6741r or 5707
  • Elective

YEAR 3

Fall
  • CCJ 5709
  • Electives
Spring
  • CCJ 6065
  • Prepare for comps
  • Submit ASC presentation abstract
  • Prepare article for journal submission

YEAR 4

  • Take and pass comps (recommended)
  • Submit article to journal

YEAR 5

  • Required to have attempted comps by end of spring
  • Complete prospectus
  • Submit 2nd article to journal
  • Submit 2nd ASC presentation abstract

YEAR 6

  • Complete dissertation

Entering with Master’s

YEAR 1

Fall
  • CCJ 5740
  • Elective
  • Elective
Spring
  • CCJ 6741 or 5707
  • Elective
  • Elective

YEAR 2

Fall
  • CCJ 5709
  • Elective
  • Elective
Spring
  • CCJ 6065
  • Electives
  • Submit ASC presentation abstract

YEAR 3

Fall
  • Prepare article for journal submission
  • Electives
  • Prepare for comps
Spring
  • Electives
  • Take and pass comps (recommended)

YEAR 4

  • Required to have attempted comps by end of spring
  • Complete prospectus
  • Submit 2nd article to journal
  • Submit 2nd ASC presentation abstract

YEAR 5

  • Complete dissertation