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Timelines for PhD & Master's

PhD Timeline

1st year

  • Register on WyoWeb at the beginning of each semester.
  • Take the Comprehensive Econometrics and Microeconomics exams in May, and retake any exam you failed in August.
  • Start becoming familiar with faculty research interests. Begin thinking about a committee and dissertation topics.

2nd Year

3rd Year

  • Register on WyoWeb at the beginning of each semester.
  • Take any remaining field exam
  • Fill out the Optional Fee Package Petition form if you are an international student and are enrolled in fewer than 9 credit hours.  If you are a domestic student, doing so is optional.
  • Defend your dissertation proposal no later than the end of the year. Fill out the Proposal Defense form.

4th Year

  • Register on WyoWeb at the beginning of each semester.
  • Apply for jobs in the 1st semester.
  • Take all steps on the graduation checklist.

 

MS Timeline

1st year

  • Register on WyoWeb at the beginning of each semester.
  • Start becoming familiar with the faculty and begin thinking about a committee and thesis topics.

2nd Year

  • Register on WyoWeb at the beginning of each semester.
  • Fill out the Committee Assignment form and Program of Study form (you may declare your committee in your Program of Study, otherwise fill out the Committee Assignment form) in the 1st semester.
  • Fill out the Optional Fee Package Petition form if you are an international student and are enrolled in fewer than 9 credit hours.  If you are a domestic student, doing so is optional.
  • Defend your thesis proposal no later than the end of the year. Fill out the Proposal Defense form.
  • Apply for jobs in the 1st semester.
  • Take all steps on the graduation checklist.
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Phone: 307-766-2175

Fax: 307-766-4028

Email: economics@uwyo.edu

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