doctoral milestones agreement

All newly admitted doctoral students are required to meet with their doctoral program advisor and sign a New Doctoral Student Milestones Agreement during the first semester of enrollment in the program. The purpose of the New Doctoral Student Milestones Agreement is to ensure that doctoral students are aware of the academic milestones they are expected to reach in order to earn their doctoral degree.

Students are expected to reach each academic milestone within a specified time period in order to make satisfactory progress through the program. The program's graduate studies committee will provide all students with annual, written evaluations and feedback on milestones that should have been met. Students who are not making satisfactory progress will be granted one full academic year to reach missed milestones. At the conclusion of the probationary period, the graduate studies committee will assess progress made and recommend continuation or dismissal from the program.

Press Release: New agreement for Ph.D. students to shorten time to degree completion

Links to Doctoral Milestones Agreement Forms:


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