Important Dates for Graduate Students 2020-2021

Important academic events and deadlines

6:  M.A. orientation

27: Ph.D. orientation

31: Written examinations in international relations 

1: Written examinations in American politics and political theory

1: Last day to apply for the M.A. degree to be conferred in October 2020

2: Written examinations in comparative politics 

4: Summer 2020 dissertation distribution deadline

8: Fall semester begins, first day of classes

17, 18: Oral examinations in all fields

30: Deadline to submit application forms to the Graduate Program Coordinator for October 2020 M.Phil. conferral

16: Dissertation Deposit deadline for October 2020 conferral

25: Travel grant applications due for conferences occurring between 9-1-20 and 12-31-20

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

30: Dissertation proposals due

1: Last day to apply for the M.A. degree to be conferred in February 2021

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

1: Last day to apply for the M.A. degree to be conferred in May 2021

3 - 4: Mini-APSA

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

8: Fall 2020 Dissertation Distribution Deadline

11 - 13: Written examinations in all fields

11: Spring semester begins, first day of classes

15: Deadline to submit applications to the Graduate Program Coordinator for February 2021 M.Phil. conferral

28 - 29: Oral examinations in all fields

TBA: 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.

5: Dissertation Deposit deadline for February 2021 conferral

TBA: Travel grant applications due for conferences occurring between 1-1-21 and 5-19-21

TBA: Dissertation development grant applications due

26: Dissertation proposals due

 

1: Deadline to submit applications to the Graduate Program Coordinator for May 2021 M.Phil. conferral

2, 9: Dissertation Deposit deadline for April 2021 conferral

30: Spring 2021 Dissertation Distribution Deadline

3: Summer semester begins, first day of classes

 

TBA: Travel grant applications due for conferences occurring between 5-20-21 and 8-31-21