Time to Degree

Median time to degree in the program has been a little over 5 years. It is expected you will complete the Dissertation by the end of the sixth academic year. If this is not accomplished by the end of the summer following the sixth academic year, your major professor and one member of your Advisory Committee must meet with the Steering Committee to present a written statement that explains why the Dissertation has not been finished, and describes plans that you and the Committee have agreed upon to ensure completion. You may attend this meeting if you wish. Continuation in the Program beyond the fall semester of the seventh year will be at the discretion of the Steering Committee. N&PP students will be given an additional year and Neuro/Law students an additional two years to finish the Ph.D. degree.

Typical Timetable for Student Progress