Timeline

An outline of the minimal requirements for completing the doctoral program in Rhetoric with a typical timeline follows. A more detailed version can be found here.
 
Year 1
  • Rhetoric 200, 205, and 2 other seminars, at least one of which is a Rhetoric seminar
  • Rhetoric 375 (Pedagogy) by the first semester of the first GSI appointment
Year 2
  • Year 1 Review (early in the 1st semester)
  • Minimum of 4 seminars, at least 2 of which are elective Rhetoric seminars
  • Rhetoric Proseminar (2 units)
  • Rhetoric 375 (Pedagogy) by the first semester of the first GSI appointment (if not already taken in Year 1)
Year 3
  • Rhetoric Research Seminar (2 units)
  • Fulfillment of the foreign language requirement (ideally by the end of the 1st semester)
  • Successfully pass the Qualifying Examinations (by the end of the 2nd semester) for advancement to candidacy
Year 4
  • File an approved dissertation prospectus (by the end of the 1st semester) 
Years 5 and 6 
  • Dissertation underway