Important Dates for Graduate Students 2017-2018

Important academic events and deadlines

21-23: Math camp for first-year students

28: Written examinations in international relations and political theory

29: Written examinations in American politics

29: M.A. orientation

30: Written examinations in comparative politics

30: Ph.D. orientation

1: Last day to apply for the M.A. degree to be conferred in October

15: Oral examinations in all fields

22: Department meeting for students on the job market

29: Deadline to apply for funds for student-led workshops

15-25: Travel grant application window

20: Professionalization workshop

1: Last day to apply for the M.A. degree to be conferred in February

1: Dissertation proposals due

17: Professionalization workshop

1: Last day to apply for the M.A. degree to be conferred in May

8: Mini-APSA

15: Professionalization workshop

31: Special minor declarations due (2nd year students)

8: Written examinations in international relations

9: Written examinations in American politics and political theory

10: Written examinations in comparative politics

26: Oral examinations in all fields

26: Deadline for completion of special minors (3rd year students)

To maintain satisfactory academic progress and continue in the program, all students must successfully complete ALL components of both their major and minor field exams no later than the second Friday of classes in the sixth semester of registration (or the date of January orals, whichever comes later).

This deadline applies to revisions of methods or special minor papers and a second attempt at passing an exam.

This deadline applies to minors in traditional subfields, methods, and all special minors, including those requiring a paper and oral defense, or any other format.

Students may continue to take course work upon completion of comprehensive exams, and many sixth-semester students will be taking courses required for the M.Phil. throughout the spring semester.

15-25: Travel grant application window

19: Dissertation development grant applications due

19: Dissertation proposals due

21-23: Ph.D. recruitment

16: Department commencement celebration

15-25: Travel grant application window