More details can be found in the EECB bylaws and the University Graduate School forms. You can use our site to submit your EECB program specific progression forms.
- Complete your entrance interview
- Transfer your previous graduate credits through the Graduate School if applicable
- Recommended courses—Colloquium (EECB 794), Principles of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB 703)
- Form your official committee
- Submit your declaration of advisor through the Graduate School
- Submit your program of study through the Graduate School
- Recommended courses—Colloquium (EECB 794), Rotation (EECB 701), Statistics (course recommended by committee)
- Recommended Courses—Colloquium (EECB 794), Statistics (course recommended by committee), other courses recommended by committee
- Recommended Courses—Colloquium (EECB 794), Research Design (EECB 750), other courses recommended by committee
By the end of the third year, doctoral students should complete the comprehensive exam and have their dissertation proposal approved by their committee.
- Submit your comprehensive exam scores and information
- Obtain your dissertation proposal approval
- Advance to candidacy through the Graduate School
Years 4 & 5
Students should be finished with their course work (i.e., signed up only for dissertation credits and possibly colloquium) and focused on research, grants (especially the NSF dissertation improvement grant) and publishing. No forms are required.
Graduating (Year 5 or 6)
- Schedule a public defense presentation and a defense meeting with your committee
- Complete your doctoral degree notice of completion through the Graduate School
- Review the dissertation filing guidelines for the Graduate School
- Submit your dissertation title to Graduate School
- Review important deadlines and milestones for graduation