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  2. Transfer/Seperation Checklist.pdf
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Calendar for Student Action
(M.S. to Ph.D.) and (B.S. to Ph.D.)

Thesis Topic/Advisor Selection

  • 8-13 Weeks following start of the Program
  • Test of American English Oral Communicative Proficiency Oral Proficiency Test for International Students (Required of all International Students)
    Must be taken in the first Semester at Penn State.
  • Student must schedule by calling the Department of Linguisitics and Applied Language Studies.
  • Scheduling of Candidacy Examination/On or before the third Friday of October in the student's second fall semester in the program.

    Note: The Candidacy Exam serves as the English Competency Test in Chemical Engineering.
  • Student must meet the Ph.D. eligibility requirement with a GPA of 3.33 in designated courses.
  • Student must be registered for the semester the Candidacy Exam & English Competency Exam is taken.
  • Notify Deptartment Secretary (Cathy Krause) by last Friday of September in the student's second fall semester in the program.
  • Notify Candidacy Examination Chairperson and committee at least two weeks prior to test date.
  • Submit thesis proposal to Candidacy Exam Chairperson and committee and a copy to Dept. Secretary, on or before the last Friday of September in the student’s second fall semester in the program.
  • Appointment of Ph.D. Committee
  • Consult with advisor to identify appropriate committee members, See Dept. Secretary for Committee Appointment Forms.

Download the (M.S. to Ph.D.) and (B.S. TO Ph.D.) checklist.pdf

updated on 04/30/13

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