University of Pittsburgh

Doctorate Degree Milestones

 Milestones

First year Second year Third year Fourth ( and Fifth ) year
Fall term Spring term Summer term Fall term Spring term Summer term Fall term Spring term Summer term Fall term Spring term Summer term
Complete the required coursework.

Pursue a research project, collaborate with an ISP faculty member, and write a paper. Form a committee of three ISP faculty (including advisor) and orally defend the research, which is for Ph.D. students equal to preliminary examination.

  Apply for M.S. degree.
  Ph.D. comprehensive examination.
 

Form a committee of four members consisting of your advisor and three other members (at least two from the ISP and one external committee member). All committee members must have graduate faculty status at the University of Pittsburgh. Committee members from institutions other than the University of Pittsburgh must be approved by the Dean. For questions regarding Doctoral Committee members, contact the ISP Administrator.

Defend a doctoral dissertation proposal.

  Defend a doctoral dissertation.
  Apply for Ph.D. degree.

 

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