PhD Program Overview
Students can use this worksheet as a guide of what to plan for and expect each year in the PhD in Education program.
First Year Research Poster
Second Year Research Paper
Dissertation Proposal/Advancement to Candidacy
Summer filing of final degree paperwork
Although summer is not a required quarter, students who want to earn their degree during summer need to either be enrolled during summer session (4 units of ED 299 during the 10-week session) or be on filing fee (see filing fee information below). Filing fee cost is one-half the Student Services fee. While filing fee is the cheaper option, graduate students are only allowed to pay a filing fee in lieu of registration for one quarter or summer throughout their entire time in the doctoral program. It is advised that when you turn in your final degree paperwork to Graduate Division, you submit your filing fee petition form at the same time. This is so if your plans change, you have not used up your filing fee opportunity.
PhD students who have completed all requirements for the degree except “official” submission of the dissertation may be eligible to pay a filing fee in lieu of registration for only one academic quarter or summer during the student’s entire graduate career. Students applying for Filing Fee status must be registered in the preceding academic session. To establish eligibility to pay the Filing Fee, the student must submit a Graduate Division Filing Fee petition. The petition must be approved by the School of Education Associate Dean and Chair of the doctoral committee and must certify that all other requirements for the degree have been met. International students must secure approval from the International Center to on Filing Fee status. It is important that applications for Filing Fee be submitted to the Graduate Division Dean prior to or at the very beginning of the quarter. There are certain restrictions to being on filing fee and are outlined on pages 3-4 of the filing fee petition forms:
The UCI Graduate Division set specific filing deadlines for advancement-to-candidacy and final degree paperwork for both the master's and doctoral degrees. Please be mindful of these dates when preparing for advancement or graduation.