Important Dates for Graduate Students 2018-2019

Important academic events and deadlines

21, 22, 23, 27, 28:  Math camp for first-year students

27: Written examinations in international relations and political theory

28: Written examinations in American politics

29: Written examinations in comparative politics and political theory

29: M.A. orientation

29: Ph.D. orientation

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

14: Oral examinations in all fields

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

5: MPhil Deadline for October 2018 Conferral

12: Dissertation Deposit deadline for October 2018 conferral

25: Travel grant applications due for conferences occurring between 9-1-18 and 12-31-18

26: 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

2: Dissertation proposals due

27: 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

7: Mini-APSA

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

7-9: Written examinations in all fields

18: Fall 2019 Dissertation Distribution Deadline

25: Oral examinations in all fields

25: 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.

1: MPhil Deadline for February 2019 Conferral

8: Dissertation Deposit deadline for February 2019 conferral

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

26: Dissertation proposals due

22: Dissertation development grant applications due

26: Dissertation Deposit deadline for May 2019 conferral

1: MA Graduation Luncheon

10: MPhil Deadline for May 2019 Conferral

15: Department commencement celebration

24: Spring 2019 Dissertation Distribution Deadline

25: Travel grant applications due for conferences occurring between 5-20-19 and 8-31-19