Fourth Year


During the fourth year of the program, students in the Inorganic Division are required to present a 50 minutes long seminar as the open portion of the Ph.D. defense.  The subject of the seminar will be research progress on the student's project.

Additionally, after students complete the candidacy exam, they must meet with their advisory committee annually to complete the post-candidacy progress report.  The focus of this report is to discuss goals and progress on the road to publication and graduation and it must be completed by May 30th of every year.