Doctoral Program

Current students and advisors, please use this portal to find documents, policies, and procedures.


Expected Time Line for Degree Completion


Expected Completion

Research Methods

year 1 – fall

Advanced Empirical Methods

year 1 – fall

Preliminary Qualifying Exam (PQE)

year 1 – spring

Qualitative Methods

year 1 – spring

Field Comprehensive Exams

year 2 – spring

Completion of coursework

year 3 – fall

Third Year Research Paper/presentation at Wagner Seminar 

end of year 3

Submit dissertation topic / committee formation    

end of year 3

Transfer Credit Approval (max of 40 pts)

year 3

Dissertation proposal defense

year 4

Presentation at Colloquium

year 5

Completion of Degree/Dissertation Defense

end of year 5