Doctoral Program Checklist

A .PDF version of the table below may be found here.

First Year  When
Teaching Assistants Training Online (TATO).                         


Submit Annual Report                     February
Pass core examination May
Second Year   
Submit Ph.D. Plan of Study (in Grad Path) December
Submit Annual Report      February
Third Year   
Submit Written Prelim Proposal*                                            July
Written Prelim *               October
Submit Annual Report                     February

Oral Comprehensive Exam           

Submit Comp Exam Committee Appointment form and Announcement (in GradPath)                         

Spring semester
Submit the Doctoral Dissertation Committee Appointment form 

After oral

(after passing oral exam and ideally 6 months prior to defense)

Teach one class for the MIS Department Summer or academic year
Fourth/Fifth Year   
Teach one class for the MIS Department. (each year) Summer or academic year
Prepare Job Placement Packet August of the Job Market Yr.
Present Practice Job Talk               Fall of the Job Market Yr.
Submit Annual Report                     February
Submit Announcement of Final Oral Examination to Grad. Degree Certification Seven working days prior to the exam
Final Oral Defense of the completed dissertation When Ready

* Note: The Program Coordinator retains copies of all official departmental documentation.  University paperwork is held in GradPath. Departmental paperwork (associated with the written prelim) should be submitted to the Program Coordinator.