CHD Meeting Schedule

Meeting Times

The Committee on Higher Degrees will meet to review program plans throughout the Fall and Spring terms. Please submit program plans or petitions that you would like considered by the deadline listed below. The Office of Academic Programs cannot guarantee that plans submitted after the deadline will be reviewed at the next meeting. Students should aim to submit for dates listed below, even if they are estimated. 

PhD students: Note that the CHD expects students not to petition for a revised Program Plan less than a year prior to the final defenseIf your coursework deviates from your previously-approved plan, be sure to submit a revised version promptly.


Month of Meeting: Submit By (Estimated): Estimated Feedback By: Deadlines:
August 08/10 08/26 SM/ME Program Plans; All Program Plan Updates including G2 MS/MBA Plans
September/October 09/10 10/15 G2: Final PhD Program Plan/ All Plan Revisions
December 11/20 12/15 Final PhD Program Plans/Updates; SM/ME Program Plan Updates
January 1/16 01/31 SM/ME Program Plans; All Program Plan Updates including G2 MS/MBA Plans
March 02/15 03/20 G1: Prospective Program Plans (excluding MS/MBA); Qualifying Exam Delay Requests
April 04/10 05/18 Newly Admitted AB/SM SM Program Plans; G1 MS/MBA Program Plans

*The dates above are estimates and will be updated as meetings are scheduled. All students will receive notices via Graduate Programs outreach resources and email prior to meetings with more detailed information. Questions regarding the CHD can be directed to the Office of Academic Programs or an appropriate Director of Graduate Studies. Plans are welcome prior to the submission dates noted above, if students are prepared to do so.