Prospectus

By the time of Part Two of the Prelims — at the end of the third year — students are expected to submit a completed Prospectus, outlining the topic, structure, goals and methodology of their dissertation. While writing the Prospectus, in the spring of third year, all students will participate in a prospectus workshop. The prospectus is to be submitted to the Graduate Chair for distribution to the three examiners two weeks before the written portion of the Preliminary exam. If the submitted Prospectus is unsatisfactory, the examiners and Graduate Chair will decide whether the student should revise the Prospectus (within a specified time frame), and re-submit for further discussion; or leave the program.