Women & Gender Studies Institute

Time-line

Students Admitted with an Master’s Degree

Year 1:            Completion of coursework

Year 2:           Completion of comprehensive exams; submission and approval of dissertation proposal

Year 3:            Doctoral research

Year 4:           Doctoral research; Submission and oral 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 one comprehensive exam

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

Year 4:            Doctoral research

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

Further information about time limits is available at  Managing Your Program page.