Third Year Paper
- In consultation with the faculty advisor, the doctoral student will be responsible for completing coursework in one research methods module and one theoretical frameworks module (see page on coursework).
- In consultation with the faculty advisor, the doctoral student will identify at least one additional faculty member to approve the topic and evaluate the paper.
- Faculty advisors/evaluators must be chosen to reflect expertise in selected modules.
- At least one evaluator must be an NYU Wagner faculty member.
- The paper must employ the methods and theoretical frameworks that correspond with the coursework modules the student completed.
- October 1: Topic, proposed data sources, two faculty signatures due to Doctoral Program Assistant Director.
- January: Faculty advisors/evaluators will give a progress report to the Doctoral Program Director.
- Early April: Student presents at a conference which may include their advisors, the doctoral board, and other students in their cohort.
- Early May: Paper is due to faculty for evaluation.
- Students who do not receive a passing mark on their paper in May will resubmit their paper for a second (and final) assessment before fall classes resume.
- The paper will be graded on the same scale as comprehensive exams: high pass, pass, conditional pass, fail.
- If the two faculty evaluators are not in agreement on the outcome, a third reader chosen by the Doctoral Program Director will weigh in.