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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Suggested Timeline for Completing the ACL MA/PhD

Below is a suggested timeline for completing the requirements for the Asian Cultures and Languages MA/Ph.D. in a timely manner.

First Year of the ACL MA

  • Complete ANS 395 Proseminar in Asian Studies
  • Complete Asian History course
  • Complete electives
  • Start coursework in Major Area of Specialization
  • Apply for external funding for summer study abroad and for the second academic year of the ACL MA
  • Summer abroad or completing intensive language study

Second Year of the ACL MA

  • Complete Major Area of Specialization coursework
  • Complete Advanced Asian Language requirement
  • Complete Master’s report and graduate with Master’s degree
  • Present Master’s report research at graduate student or regional conferences
  • Apply for external funding for summer and following academic year
  • Summer abroad or completing intensive language study

 First Year of the ACL PhD

  • Continue taking coursework for Major Area of Specialization
  • Start coursework in second Asian language or research language
  • Start coursework in Minor Area of Specialization (can be primary language of study)
  • Continue taking coursework in primary language of study (if it is not the Minor)
  • Complete Research Methods requirement
  • Present original research at conferences
  • Apply for external funding for summer and following academic year
  • Summer abroad or completing intensive language study

 Second Year of the ACL PhD

  • Continue taking coursework in primary language of study
  • Complete coursework for Major Area of Specialization
  • Continue coursework in second Asian language or research language
  • Complete coursework in Minor Area of Specialization
  • Complete Research Methods requirement
  • Prepare and complete comprehensive exams
  • Defend dissertation prospectus
  • Advance to candidacy
  • Present original research at conferences (graduate student, regional, and national conferences)
  • Apply for external funding for summer and following academic year
  • Summer abroad conducting dissertation research

 Third Year of the ACL PhD

  • Conduct Research Abroad
  • Apply for external funding for following academic year

 Fourth Year of the ACL PhD

  • Write dissertation
  • Present original research at conferences
  • Submit publications to appropriate academic journals
  • Attend academic job professionalization workshops
  • Apply for external funding for following academic year

 Fifth Year of the ACL PhD

  • Compile job portfolio and applications
  • Present original research at conferences
  • Revise and resubmit publications to appropriate academic journals
  • Complete dissertation
  • Defend dissertation and graduate with PhD
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