Key Department Dates for Students - Spring 2023

PhD Students:

Language Exams (PhD and MA students)
Friday, January 13, 2023
Friday, March 10, 2023

*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 2023. Students who pass the intensive course exam will satisfy the language requirement for French.
Comprehensive Exams - all exams will take place in person in HUM 215 from 9am-1pm:

Spring 2023:
Exam #1 - Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Exam #2 - Friday, March 24, 2023
Exam #3 - Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Exam #4 - Friday, March 31, 2023

Teaching Request Form for AY2022-23 – first Friday of Spring 2023 semester:
 Friday, January 13, 2023 extended to Monday, January 16, 2023

Annual Report and Second Year Review – last day of class in Spring 2023 semester:
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
SECOND-Year MA Students:

Friday, March 10, 2023 – FINAL deadline to submit written Thesis to Advisor

Friday, April 14, 2023 – FINAL date to hold Oral Defense of written Thesis (in order to graduate in May 2023). An earlier defense date is encouraged. (Final Thesis due to Committee at least one week prior to defense.)

FIRST-Year MA Students:
Friday, April 7, 2023 – Thesis Prospectus due to Advisor.

Friday, April 14, 2023 – Deadline to send out Doodle Poll ( to Thesis Committee for Prospectus Approval Meeting (meeting must be scheduled by May 3, 2022). One week prior to meeting (no later):  Annual Report and final prospectus due to Committee and Director of MA Studies.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – 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 - Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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 2023) - 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: