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.

Students can check MyMichiganTech for their Student Checklist and personalized Degree Completion Timeline for each degree they are pursuing. Both links will require a student to log into MyMichiganTech and will not be available to faculty or staff. 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