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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Time Path for Completion of Degree

PHD Degree Timeline - September Start Date

Year Action
One

By May 1st - 1st Annual Report

By June 30th - PHD Comprehensive Report Part I - report due or exam done by this date

Two

By May 1st - 2nd Annual Report

By June 30th - PHD Comprehensive Report Part II - report due or exam done by this date

Three By May 1st - 3rd Annual Report
Four

By May 1st - 4th Annual Report

By August 31st - Thesis Defence

NOTE: If taking more than 4 years to complete PHD Program, then must submit Annual Report on May 1st of each year until the PHD Program is completed.

Example:
Sept. 1, 2012 start date (Sept. 1, 2012 to August 31, 2016)
Year One - Sept. 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013
May 1st, 2013 - 1st Annual Report
June 30th, 2013 - PHD Comp Part 1

Year Two - Sept. 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
May 1st, 2014 - 2nd Annual Report
June 30th, 2014 - PHD Comp Part 2

Year Three - Sept. 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015
May 1, 2015 - 3rd Annual report

Year Four - Sept. 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016
May 1, 2016 - 4th Annual report
August 31st, 2016 - PHD Thesis Defence

PHD Degree Timeline - January Start Date

Year Action
One

By May 1st - 1st Annual Report

By October 31st - PHD Comprehensive Exam Part 1 - report due or exam done by this date

Two

By May 1st - 2nd Annual Report

By October 31st - PHD Comprehensive Exam Part 2 - report due or exam done by this date

Three By May 1st - 3rd Annual Report
Four

By May 1st - 4th Annual Report

By December 31st - Thesis Defence

NOTE: If taking more than 4 years to complete PHD Program, then must submit Annual Report on May 1st of each year until the PHD Program is completed.

Example:
January 1, 2013 start date (January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2017)
Year One - January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013
May 1st, 2013 - 1st Annual Report
October 31st, 2013 - PHD Comp Part 1

Year Two - January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
May 1st, 2014 - 2nd Annual Report
October 31st, 2014 - PHD Comp Part 2

Year Three - January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015
May 1, 2015 - 3rd Annual Report

Year Four - January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
May 1, 2016 - 4th Annual Report
By December 31st, 2016 - PHD Thesis Defence