Women & Gender Studies Institute


Students Admitted with an Master’s Degree

Year 1:            Completion of coursework

Year 2:            Completion of comprehensive exams; submission & approval of thesis proposal

Year 3:            Doctoral research

Year 4:            Doctoral research; Submission & defense of completed dissertation

Direct-Entry Students

Year 1:            Completion of 3.0 FCES of coursework

Year 2:            Completion of 2.0 FCEs of coursework; completion of at least 1 comprehensive exam

Year 3:            Completion of 2nd comprehensive exam; submission & approval of dissertation proposal

Year 4:            Doctoral research

Year 5:            Doctoral research; Submission & oral defense of completed dissertation

Further information about time limits is available at the SGS’s Managing Your Program page.