Research Doctoral Program Calendar for 2020-2021

Fall Semester (August - December 2020)

Research Doctoral Last Day to Drop/Add for Fall 2020

July 15, 2020

PhD Preresidency Application Deadline for Fall 2020

July 24, 2020

Qualifying Exams (1:00-4:00 PM)

August 5-7, 2020

PhD Language Proficiency Testing Deadline for Fall 2020 Entrance

August 7, 2020

Institutional Review Board Request Deadline for September ReDOC

August 10, 2020

Qualifying Exam Results Due (by noon)

August 20, 2020

Final Day for Tuition Payment for Fall 2020

August 21, 2020

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 24, 2020

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

August 26, 2020

Research Doctoral Application Deadline for Spring 2021 Entrance

September 1, 2020

Labor Day: No Classes; Offices Closed

September 7, 2020

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

September 9, 2020

Institutional Review Board Request Deadline for October ReDOC

September 14, 2020

ThM Last Day to Apply for December Graduation

September 15, 2020

Research Doctoral Entrance Examinations for Local Applicants

September 28, 2020

Dissertation Submission Deadline for December Graduation

October 1, 2020

PhD Last Day to Apply for December Graduation

October 1, 2020

Research Doctoral Entrance Examinations for Nonlocal Applicants

October 1, 2020

Research Doctoral Applicant Division Interviews (11:00 AM)

October 2, 2020

Directed Study Proposal Deadline for Spring 2021

October 7, 2020

Institutional Review Board Request Deadline for November ReDOC

October 12, 2020

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

October 14, 2020

Fall Break (Offices Open)

October 19-23, 2020

Research Doctoral Admissions Committee (9:00-11:00 AM)

October 26, 2020

Research Doctoral Notification of Admission for Spring 2021

October 28, 2020

ThM Application Deadline for Spring 2021 Entrance

November 2, 2020

Last Day to Apply for Qualifying Exams in January 2021

November 2, 2020

ThM Thesis Submission Deadline for December 2020 Graduation

November 2, 2020

Research Proposal Submission Deadline (to Guidance Committee)

November 2, 2020

Prospectus Approval Deadline for May 2021 Graduation

November 2, 2020

ThM, Research Doctoral Registration (January, Spring 2021)

November 2-16, 2020

Institutional Review Board Request Deadline for December ReDOC

November 9, 2020

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Break: No Classes; Offices Close at Noon Wednesday

November 23-27, 2020

Research Doctoral Last Day to Drop-Add for January 2021 Workshops

December 1, 2020

Dissertation Final Copies Due

December 4, 2020

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

December 9, 2020

Language Proficiency Testing Application Deadline

December 15, 2020

Research Proposal Approval Deadline

December 18, 2020

PhD Preresidency Application Deadline for Spring 2021

December 21, 2020

Offices Closed for Christmas, New Year’s (close at 12:00 PM on December 23, reopen January 4)

December 23, 2020-January 3, 2021

Fall Graduation Activities

Graduation Rehearsal (2:00 PM)

Thursday, December 17, 2020

President’s Reception (4:00 PM)

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Fall Semester Graduation (2:00 PM)

Friday, December 18, 2020

January 2021 Doctoral Miniterm

Last Day to Apply for Qualifying Exam in January 2021

November 2, 2020

ThM, Research Doctoral Registration for January 2021 Miniterms

November 2-16, 2020

Last Day to Drop-Add for January 2021 Workshops

December 1, 2020

Research Doctoral January Workshops

January 4-8, 2021

January 11-15,2021

Qualifying Examinations

January 6-8, 2021

PhD Language Proficiency Testing Deadline for Spring 2021 Entrance

January 8, 2021

Spring Semester (January-May 2021)

Research Doctoral Last Day to Drop-Add for Spring 2021

December 15, 2020

Institutional Review Board Request Deadline for February ReDOC

January 11, 2021

Qualifying Exam Results Due (by noon)

January 14, 2021

Final Day for Tuition Payment for Spring 2021

January 15, 2021

Martin Luther King Day (No Classes; Offices Closed)

January 18, 2021

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 19, 2021

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

January 20, 2021

Research Doctoral Application Deadline for Fall 2021 Entrance

February 1, 2021

Institutional Review Board Request Deadline for March ReDOC

February 10, 2021

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

February 10, 2021

ThM Last Day to Apply for May Graduation

February 15, 2021

Mardi Gras: Offices Closed; No Classes on Main Campus

February 16, 2021

Dissertation Submission Deadline for May Graduation

March 1, 2021

PhD Last Day to Apply for May Graduation

March 1, 2021

Directed Study Proposal Deadline for Summer 2021

March 3, 2021

Research Doctoral Entrance Examinations for Local Applicants

March 8, 2021

Institutional Review Board Request Deadline for April ReDOC

March 8, 2021

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

March 10, 2021

Research Doctoral Entrance Examinations for Nonlocal Applicants

March 11, 2021

Research Doctoral Applicant Division Interviews (11:00 AM)

March 12, 2021

Spring Break (Offices Open)

March 15-19, 2021

Research Doctoral Admissions Committee (9:00-11:00 AM)

March 29, 2021

Research Doctoral Notification of Admission for Fall 2021 Entrance

March 31, 2021

Last Day to Apply for Qualifying Exams in August 2021

April 1, 2021

Research Proposal Submission Deadline (to Guidance Committee)

April 1, 2021

ThM Application Deadline for Fall 2021

April 1, 2021

ThM Thesis Submission Deadline for May 2021 Graduation

April 1, 2021

Good Friday (No Classes; Offices Closed)

April 2, 2021

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

April 7, 2021

Institutional Review Board Request Deadline for May ReDOC

April 12, 2021

ThM, Research Doctoral Registration (Summer, Fall 2021)

April 19-May 3, 2021

Dissertation Final Copies Due

April 30, 2021

Institutional Review Board Request Deadline for June ReDOC

May 3, 2021

Directed Study Proposal Deadline for Fall 2021

May 5, 2021

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

May 12, 2021

Research Proposal Approval Deadline

May 14, 2021

Prospectus Approval Deadline for December 2021 Graduation

June 1, 2021

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (11:30 AM)

June 2, 2021

Spring Graduation Activities

Graduation Rehearsal (2:30 PM)

Friday, May 14, 2021

President’s Reception (4:30 PM)

Friday, May 14, 2021

Spring Graduation (2:00 PM)

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Summer (June-August 2021)

Directed Study Proposal Deadline for Summer 2021

March 3, 2021

Last Day to Apply for Qualifying Exam in August 2021

April 1, 2021

ThM, Research Doctoral Registration (Summer, Fall 2021)

April 19-May 3, 2021

Research Proposal Approval Deadline

May 14, 2021

Research Doctoral Last Day to Drop-Add for June and July 2021 Workshops

May 21, 2021

Research Doctoral Summer Workshops

June 7-11, 2021

July 26-30, 2021

Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, TN

June 15-16, 2021

Research Doctoral Last Day to Drop-Add for Fall 2021

July 15, 2021

Language Proficiency Testing Application Deadline

July 15, 2021

PhD Preresidency Application Deadline for Fall 2021

July 23, 2021

Qualifying Exams (1:00-4:00 PM)

July 28-30, 2021

Language Proficiency Testing Deadline for Fall 2021 Entrance

July 30, 2021

Qualifying Exam Results Due (by noon)

August 12, 2021

Classes Begin

August 16, 2021

Research Doctoral Committee Meeting (2:00 PM)

August 18, 2021