Key Department Dates and Deadlines for AY24 

PhD & MA Students: 
Language Exams – ALL exams will commence at 9:00am* in HUMA room 215 unless specified in advance:
Friday, September 8, 2023
Friday, November 10, 2023
Friday, January 12, 2024
Friday, March 8, 2024

*French and German exam takers will have two hours; all other language exam takers will have three hours to complete their exams.

PhD Students: 
Comprehensive Exams – ALL exams will be 9:00am – 1:00pm in HUMA room 215, unless specified in advance:
Tuesday, October 17, 2023                             Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Friday, October 20, 2023                                 Friday, March 22, 2024
Tuesday, October 24, 2023                            Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Friday, October 27, 2023                                 Friday, March 29, 2024

Annual Report and Second Year Review – last day of the Spring 2024 semester:
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Teaching Request Form for AY2023-24 – first Friday of Spring 2024 semester
Friday, January 12, 2024

SECOND-Year MA Students:
Monday, October 16, 2023 - send Doodle Poll to Thesis Committee to arrange thesis review meeting which must be held by Friday, November 17. 

Friday, November 17, 2023 - FINAL deadline to hold student-arranged meeting with Thesis Committee to review progress. 

Friday, March 8, 2024 – FINAL deadline to submit written Thesis to Advisor

Friday, April 12, 2024 – FINAL date to hold Oral Defense of written Thesis (in order to graduate in May 2024). An earlier defense date is encouraged. (Final Thesis due to Committee at least one week prior to defense.)

FIRST-Year MA Students:
Friday, April 5, 2024 – Thesis Prospectus due to Advisor.

Friday, April 12, 2024 – Deadline to send out Doodle Poll ( to Thesis Committee for Prospectus Approval Meeting (meeting must be scheduled by April 30, 2024). One week prior to meeting (no later):  Annual Report and final prospectus due to Committee and Director of MA Studies.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 – FINAL date to hold MA Prospectus Approval meeting. Annual Report and final prospectus sent to Committee and Director of MA Studies no later than one week prior.

ALL Students:

GEM Certificate Request - Thursday, February 1, 2024
The form is found here:
You may fill out the Request for GEM Certificate if your last required course(s) is/are pending (being taken in spring 2024) - ALL other requirements must be completed upon submission.

NOTE to ALL: Students are responsible for meeting program deadlines. Any reminders are a courtesy only. Consult the Academic Calendar for other key dates pertaining to all students: