• Fall of Year 1: Free Shot at the Departmental Examination
  • Year 1: First Year Course
  • Year 1: Work as a Teaching Assistant
  • Fall of Year 2: Departmental Examination
  • Spring of Year 2: Departmental Examination, if repeat is necessary
  • Year 2 (and Year 3): Advanced Graduate Courses
  • Year 2: Begin work as a Graduate Student Researcher in a research group
  • Year 4: Deadline to Advance to Candidacy (for Theorists)
  • Year 5: Deadline to Advance to Candidacy (for Experimentalists)
  • Year 7: Deadline to present and defend Dissertation (for Theorists)
  • Year 8: Deadline to present and defend Dissertation (for Experimentalists)
  • Spring of Each Year: OGS Annual Spring Evaluation