Graduate School

Doctor of Philosophy

The table below shows a detailed timeline of items that you need to complete in order to obtain a degree and prepare for arrival on campus. Follow the links to find out more information on what you need to do.

You can check the Current Students area of MyMichiganTech for a detailed checklist of items that are required for you at this time, and see a list of items that are complete or pending for each degree you are pursuing. See the Graduate School's online tutorial for help with MyMichiganTech.

Before You Arrive on Campus

On campus students only.

Before Classes Start

Every Year

On campus students only.

Every Semester

First Year

Steps to Candidacy

Semester of Planned Degree Completion


Defending Your Dissertation

Completing Your Dissertation

After Completing Degree