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Timeline for Ph.D. for students entering with M.A./M.S. in Geography

Students Entering with M.A./M.S. for Ph.D. (15 credits + 15 research in GRAD 6950)

Fall, Year 1

Spring, Year 1

Summer, Year 1

Choose Advisor Recruit Committee Look for funding opportunities (NSF, GRF)
Coursework Coursework  Develop proposals: DDRI, etc.
GEOG 5010 – Proseminar GEOG 5000 – Research Design (recommended)
GEOG 5500 – GIS (if no previous GIS) Other courses
GEOG 6000 – Geographic Thought
Advising during orientation Annual report due January
Planning meeting with advisory committee in Spring
Meet with Dept Head & Grad Advisor
AAG or professional meeting
Search and apply for grants (internal or external)

Fall, Year 2

Spring, Year 2

Summer, Year 2

Set Exam Committee General Exams (written & oral) Develop proposals
File Plan of Study Proposal Defense (presentation) Develop publication(s)
Coursework Coursework
GEOG 6800 – Teaching Practicum GRAD 6950 – Dissertation Research
GEOG – Independent Study Other courses
Other courses
Develop funding proposals Develop funding proposals  Begin job hunt
 Advising during orientation Annual report due January
Planning meeting with advisory committee in Spring
Meet with Dept Head & Grad Advisor
AAG or professional meeting
 Search and apply for grants (internal or external)

Fall, Year 3

Spring, Year 3

Defend Dissertation
Coursework Coursework 
GRAD 6950 – Dissertation Research GRAD 6950 – Dissertation Research
Advising during orientation Annual report due January
Begin job hunt Meet with Dept Head & Grad Advisor
AAG or professional meeting

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