The sample timelines below represent the typical paces that students progress through the English PhD Program. Many students will likely be on one of these paces, while a few may take an additional semester or year.

Please note: Once a student has passed candidacy examinations, she/he need only take 1 hour of dissertation credit to be classified as a full-time student with a university D4 form (Doctoral Candidates 1-Hour Full-time Notification). The program requires 9 hours of dissertation; therefore, the table below reflect an apportionment of those hours over the likely amount of time required to write a dissertation.

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