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

25: Travel grant applications due for conferences occurring between 9-1-17 and 12-31-17

27: Title and Abstract of Mini-APSA papers due to Graduate Program Coordinator

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

1: Dissertation proposals due

28: Complete draft of Mini-APSA papers due to Graduate Program Coordinator

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

8: Mini-APSA

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

9: Written examinations in all fields

12: Fall 2017 Dissertation Distribution Deadline

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.

9: MPhil Deadline for February 2018 Conferral

9: Dissertation Deposit deadline for February 2018 Conferral

9: Professionalization Workshop

25: Travel grant applications due for conferences occurring between 1-1-18 and 5-19-18

19: Dissertation proposals due

21-23: Ph.D. recruitment

23: Dissertation development grant applications due

30: Department meeting for students on the job market

1: MA Graduation Luncheon

11: MPhil Deadline for May 2018 Conferral

16: Department commencement celebration

25: Spring 2018 Dissertation Distribution Deadline

25: Travel grant applications due for conferences occurring between 5-20-18 and 8-31-18