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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 PhD

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

First Year of the ACL PhD

  • Complete ANS 395 Proseminar in Asian Studies
  • Start coursework in Major Area of Specialization
  • 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)
  • Present original research at graduate student conferences
  • Apply for external funding for summer study abroad and for the following academic year
  • Summer abroad or completing intensive language study

 Second Year of the ACL PhD

  • Continue taking coursework for Major Area of Specialization
  • Complete coursework for Minor Area of Specialization
  • Begin Research Methods requirement
  • Start coursework in second Asian language or research language
  • Present original research at graduate student and regional conferences
  • Apply for external funding for summer and following academic year
  • Summer abroad or completing intensive language study

 Third Year of the ACL PhD

  • Complete coursework for Major Area of Specialization
  • Complete Research Methods requirement
  • Complete coursework in second Asian language or research language
  • Prepare and complete comprehensive exams
  • Defend dissertation prospectus
  • Advance to candidacy
  • Present original research at conferences
  • Apply for external funding for summer and following academic year
  • Summer abroad conducting dissertation research

 Fourth Year of the ACL PhD

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

Fifth 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

Sixth Year of the ACL PhD

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