Key Department Dates for Students - Spring 2021


ALL Students:

GEM Certificate Request - February 1, 2021
Form is found here:
You may fill out the Request for GEM Certificate if your last required course(s) is/ar pending (being taken in spring 2021) - ALL other requirements must be completed upon submission.

PhD Students:

Language Exams (PhD and MA students) - administered via email
Friday, January 29
Friday, March 12, 2021
*French and German exam takers will have two hours; all other language exam takers will have three hours to complete their exams.
**A summer intensive translation course in FRENCH will be offered in early summer 2021. Students who pass the intensive course exam will satisfy the language requirement for French.

Teaching Request Form for AY2021-22 – first Friday of Spring 2021 semester:
Friday, January 29, 2021

Student Service Assignment Form – second Friday of the semester:
Friday, February 5, 2021
Use this Google Form:
Comprehensive Exams – ALL exams administered via email
Exam #1 - Tuesday, March 23
Exam #2 - Tuesday, March 30 (moved from Friday, 3/26)
Exam #3 – Friday, April 2
Exam #4 – Tuesday, April 6

Annual Report and Second Year Review – last day of class in Spring 2021:
Friday, April 30, 2021
MA Students:

Final date to hold Thesis Committee Review (second-year students)
Friday, December 11, 2020 (moved from November 20, 2020)

Submit Written Thesis (second-year students)
Friday, March 12, 2021 (FINAL deadline - earlier submission is preferred)

Thesis Prospectus Due (first-year students)
Monday, April 5, 2021

Final date to hold Oral Defense of Written Thesis (second-year students)
Thursday, April 22, 2021 (moved from April 15, 2021)

Annual Report Due (ALL students)
Monday, May 3, 2021

Final Date to hold MA Prospectus Approval Meeting (first-year students)
Monday, May 10, 2021 (moved from May 15, 2021)


NOTE: 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: