Student Timeline

Timeline to Degree Overview:

1ST YEAR

  • Fall

    • Enroll in 4/16 courses required (contact DGS if interested in waiving 2/16 courses). Two of them per semester must be ITAL-

  • Spring

    • Enroll in 4/16 courses required. Two of them per semester must be ITAL-

  • Summer: 

    • Free (but consider taking Latin/ a language course. Apply for the Yale Summer Language Institute Fellowship, which waives summer tuition for doctoral students for one summer)

→ Complete at least one of three language requirements

2ND YEAR 

  • Fall

    • Enroll in 4/16 courses required (3 if the student has waived courses). Two of them per semester must be ITAL-

  • Spring

    • Enroll in 4/16 courses required (3 if the student has waived courses). One of them must be ITAL570 (Methods and Techniques in the Italian-Language Classroom) 

  • Summer

    • Siena Program (optional, if teaching is available)

3RD YEAR

  • Fall 

    • Teach L1 

    • Comprehensive qualifying examination (oral and written) between November and February

    • Enroll in ITAL 999 (Preparing for Doctoral Exams and Prospectus Writing)

  • Spring

    • Teach L2

    • Begin work on Prospectus 

  • Summer: 

    • Siena Program (optional)

    • Work on Prospectus

→ Complete the three language requirements

4TH YEAR

  • Fall 

    • Teach L3

    • Prospectus Defense

    • Considering planning for UDF

  • Spring

    • Teach L4

    • Work on Dissertation

    • Admission to Candidacy

5TH YEAR

  • University Dissertation Fellowship (UDF) 
    • Recommendations: If students aim to graduate by the end of 6th year, they should consider attending Job Market Workshops, applying to conferences, and publishing an article before graduation. For more information on the academic job market, see below.

6TH YEAR

  • Fall 

    • Teach L5 or TF

    • Job Market Workshops

  • Spring

    • Teach language or TF

  • Summer

    • Siena Program (optional)