Timeline to Completion

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Requirement/Goal Semester(s) of Study
Course courses (5) 1, 2, 3, 4
Methods 2, 3
Proseminar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Topical courses (8) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Lang/Stats 1, 2, 3, 4
TF (8) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Field paper 1 5, 6
Field paper 2 6
Qualifying exams 5
Proposal 6, 7
Conference proposal submissions (National/Regional) and participation 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Draft/present/approve dissertation proposal (30 pages) 6, 7
External funding applications 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
60-85 new, mature dissertation pages 4, 5, 6
Dissertation research/writing 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Spinoff project(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Early job applications 9, 10, 11
Conference papers become journal submissions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
External funding/post-doc applications 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
1-year job applications 8, 9, 10, 11
Begin tenure track appointment in Political Science 9