Student Procedures & Timeline
College of Education
Exceptional Learning PhD Program
Ashley Akenson, Director
Once admitted, it is important for students to follow procedures/regulations outlined below. Please visit the College of Graduate Studies calendar for specific deadline/semester dates.
- If planned appropriately with the PhD program director, students may begin the PhD program immediately after completing their undergraduate degree.
- A prescribed plan of study can be designed that awards the Masters degree en route to the PhD.
- lease contact the Ashley Akenson, ELPhD Director for more info.
|Temporary advisor appointed by Director||No later than 2nd semester of enrollment|
|Submission of program of study||By the time 15 semester hours are earned|
|Annual review (vitae submission) by faculty||Second half of spring semester|
|Residence semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer)||Anytime during program|
|Written comprehensive exam||Second half of semester in which enrolled in EDU 7920. Results must be reported on Comprehensive Examination Form.|
|Dissertation prospectus presentation||Proposal submitted to committee a minimum of two weeks prior to prospectus presentation. Presentation scheduled just following successful completion of EDU 7920.|
|Fifteen (15) hours of dissertation coursework (minimum)||To begin at time proposal is accepted by committee of successful completion of comprehensive examination and continuously thereafter, until dissertation is completed.|
|Final draft of dissertation to committee||Minimum two weeks prior to defense|
|Abstract of dissertation to PhD Director||Two weeks prior to defense|
|Scheduling of defense||No sooner than two weeks after submission of dissertation to committee.|
|Publication of defense||Send dissertation abstract, defense date, time, and location to PhD Director at least two weeks prior to defense.|
|Announcement of successful defense||Immediately following defense results must be reported on Thesis/Dissertation Form.|
|*Final official copy of dissertation (copies to the Graduate School and your committee)||When copies are finalized|