Information for Graduate Students (AY 2017-2018)

All graduate students are encouraged to attend the Graduate School Orientation Seminar 
on Friday, 4 August 2017, 10:00AM at NIP LP103

Schedule of talks

Forms and Guidelines


PhD students

PhD Physics (AY2017-2018)
 1st Semester
2nd Semester
 Midyear Term
 Qualifying examination
 Aug 24-25, 29-30
 Jan 25-26, 30-31
 None
 Deadline for submission of request for a dissertation committee (adviser & reader) - req’d for Phys 400Friday before the 3rd Monday of Jul 2017
 Friday before the 3rd Monday of Nov 2017
 Friday before the 3rd Monday of March 2018
Deadline for submission of  written proposal to dissertation committee
One week prior to oral defense of proposal
One week prior to oral defense of proposalOne week prior to oral defense of proposal
Oral defense of dissertation proposal
Should be scheduled before the 3rd Monday of the month for approval during the monthly Grad Comm meeting
Should be scheduled before the 3rd Monday of the month for approval during the monthly Grad Comm meetingShould be scheduled before the 3rd Monday of the month for approval during the monthly Grad Comm meeting
Deadline for submission of manuscript to dissertation committee (latest date)
30 days before 3rd Monday of October 2017
30 days before the 3rd Monday of April 2018
30 days before the 3rd Monday of June 2018
ColloquiumEvery 3rd Monday of the month
Every 3rd Monday of the monthEvery 3rd Monday of the month
Deadline for submission of committee-endorsed manuscript to NIP
Oct 13, FriApr 13, Fri
Jun 15, Fri
Deadline for mounting of posters Two weeks before defense
 Two weeks before defense Two weeks before defense
Dissertation defense* (schedule must be submitted to the College of Science 15 days prior to the defense) -- (latest dates indicated)
(2nd week of December)
 (3rd-4th week of May)
(3rd-4th week of July)
Deadline for submission of bound copiesDeadline for submission of gradesDeadline for submission of gradesDeadline for submission of grades
*Dissertation defenses may be scheduled on a Monday or Saturday throughout the semester subject to pertinent posting periods/deadlines.


MS students

 MS Physics (AY2017-2018)
 1st Semester
2nd Semester
 Midyear Term
 Deadline for submission of request for a thesis committee (adviser & reader) - req’d for Phys 300Friday before the 3rd Monday of Jul 2017 Friday before the 3rd Monday of Nov 2017 Friday before the 3rd Monday of March 2018
Deadline for submission of committee-endorsed thesis proposalFriday before 3rd Monday of August 2017 
Friday before 3rd Monday of Feb 2018Friday before 3rd Monday of April 2018
Deadline for submission of manuscript to thesis committee30 days before 3rd Monday of October 201730 days before the 3rd Monday of April 201830 days before the 3rd Monday of June 2018
Deadline for submission of committee-endorsed manuscript to NIP
Oct 13, FriApr 14, FriJun 15, Fri
Deadline for mounting of posters Two weeks before defense Two weeks before defense Two weeks before defense
Thesis defense (tentative, schedule must be submitted to the College of Science 15 days prior to the defense)Dec 11, MonMay 17, Thu Jul 11, Wed
Deadline for submission of bound copies  Dec 20, Wed
May 29, TueJul 18, Wed


MA students

MA Physics (AY2016-2017)
 1st Semester
2nd Semester
 Midyear Term
 Comprehensive examination
Aug 24-25, 29-30Jan 25-26, 30-31 None