Timeline

Typical PhD Program Timeline

  Fall Winter Spring Summer
Year 1 PBC 450 (2 units)
PBC 451 (1 unit)
1 elective (1 unit)
PBC 435 (1 unit)
2 elective units (including PBC 401)
1 unit PBC 590
3 elective units (including PBC 402)
Form and meet with thesis committee
3 units of PBC 590 with advisor
Start preparing to apply for research grants
Year 2 1 elective (1 unit)
2 units of PBC 590
Apply for research grants
TA 1 quarter during year
1 elective (1 unit)
2 units of PBC 590
PA
1 elective (1 unit)
2 units of PBC 590
Qualifying exam
Present in PBC seminar
PA
3 units of PBC 590 with advisor
Year 3 Apply for NSF DDIG
TGS 500
Annual Review
TA 1 quarter during year
TGS 500
PA
TGS 500
PA
Present in PBC seminar
TGS 500
Year 4 TGS 500
TA 1 quarter during year Apply for research grants
Annual Review
TGS 500
PA
TGS 500
Must have applied for an external research grant by now
Present in PBC seminar PA
TGS 500
Year 5 TGS 500
PA
Annual Review
TGS 500
PA
TGS 500
PA
Defend thesis