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Path to the PhD


Achieving the PhD in chemistry is about a lot more than checking boxes....but we do have a checklist!

At Emory, we’re committed to avoiding “hidden curriculum” – unspoken expectations and requirements that can create unnecessary roadblocks to success. So, we give every incoming graduate scholar a copy of "The PhD Checklist." Because it doesn’t hurt to provide a checklist. What matters is the way in which you make each step your own. 

Any Year

Annual Committee Evaluation [PDF]

Chemistry Course Plan [PDF]

External Coursework Petition [PDF Preview] [DocuSign]

PDS Funding [LGS]

PDS Signature Form [PDF] [DocuSign]

Petition to the Graduate Program [MS Form]

Reimbursement Request [PDF Preview] [DocuSign]

Stipend Termination [PDF]

First Year

Annual Committee Evaluation [PDF]

Course Selection Form [PDF] [DocuSign]

Exploration Period Signatures / Rotation Advisor Selection [PDF]

Mentor/Mentee Agreement [PDF Preview] [DocuSign]

Petition for Course Credit and/or Waiver [PDF] [DocuSign]

Second Year

Advanced Graduate Scholar TA Commitment [PDF] [DocuSign

Annual Committee Evaluation [PDF]

Candidacy [LGS]

Dissertation Committee Signature Form [LGS]

Second Year Qualifying Exam [PDF]

Third Year

Advanced Graduate Scholar TA Commitment [PDF] [DocuSign

Annual Committee Evaluation [PDF]

Candidacy [LGS]

Third Year Milestone [PDF]

Quad Sheet Template [PDF]

Fourth Year

Advanced Graduate Scholar TA Commitment [PDF] [DocuSign

Annual Committee Evaluation [PDF]

Fourth Year Milestone [PDF] [DocuSign]

Fifth Year +

Advanced Graduate Scholar TA Commitment [PDF] [DocuSign

Annual Committee Evaluation [PDF]

Degree Completion [LGS]

Dissertation Completion [PDF] [DocuSign]

Stipend Termination [PDF]

Timeline for Degree Completion [PDF]

Questions?

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Kira Walsh
Manager, Communications
Atwood 380E
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Kat Williams
Acting Graduate Program Coordinator
Atwood 380L