Guidelines for Progress toward Ph.D. Degree for Students Admitted without M.A.

Year 1 (Fall)

Year 1 (Spring)

  • 3 courses (9 hours credit, incl. 1 of 4 core courses: Gk./Lat. Hist. of Lat. Lit., or Syntax and Style)
  • diagnostic exams in Greek and Latin
  • modern language exam (fall or spring)
  • teaching
  • 3 courses (9 hours credit, incl. 1 core course)
  • teaching

Year 2 (Fall)

Year 2 (Spring)

  • 3 courses (9 hours credit, incl. 1 core course)
  • submit application to candidacy for M.A.
  • teaching
  • 2nd modern language exam (fall or spring)
  • 3 courses (9 hours credit, incl. 1 core course)
  • teaching
  • 4th-semester review
  • M.A. project completed (summer)

Year 3 (Fall)

Year 3 (Spring)

  • 3 courses (9 hours credit)
  • teaching
  • general exams: Latin or Greek exam
  • general exams: major or minor field
  • submit application to candidacy for Ph.D.
  • 3 courses (9 hours credit)
  • teaching
  • general exams: Latin or Greek exam
  • general exams: major or minor field

Year 4 (Fall)

Year 4 (Spring)

  • 3 courses (9 hours credit)
  • teaching
  • 7th-semester review
  • dissertation colloquium and research
  • 3 courses (9 hours credit)
  • teaching
  • dissertation research

MA:  30 hours coursework (can be completed by end of 4th semester)

PhD:  72 hours coursework (can be completed by end of 8th semester)

 

 

Guidelines for Progress toward Ph.D. Degree for Students Admitted with M.A.

Year 1 (Fall)

Year 1 (Spring)

  • 3 courses (9 hours credit, suggested to incl. 1 of 4 core courses: Gk./Lat. Hist. of Lat. Lit., or Syntax and Style)
  • teaching
  • general exams: Latin or Greek exam
  • general exams: major or minor field
  • 3 courses (9 hours credit, suggested to incl. 1 core course)
  • teaching
  • general exams: Latin or Greek exam
  • general exams: major or minor field

Year 2 (Fall)

Year 2 (Spring)

  • 3 courses (9 hours credit, suggested to incl. 1 core course)
  • teaching
  • submit application to candidacy for Ph.D.
  • 3 courses (9 hours credit, suggested to incl. 1 core course)
  • teaching
  • dissertation research

Year 3 (Fall)

Year 3 (Spring)

  • dissertation colloquium and research
  • fifth semester review
  • dissertation research

 

Students entering with M.A.:

  • are not required to submit an M.A. thesis paper
  • like students entering without M.A., must take two modern language exams regardless of whether such exams were passed elsewhere
  • must be done with exams and coursework by the end of the second year

PhD:  72 hours coursework (can be completed by end of 4th semester)