Your year-by-year course of study, and the length of time it will take to complete the degree, will depend on whether you are entering our PhD program with a BA or with an MA, and, if the latter, how many credits from your MA are accepted.  The time-to-degree will and year-by-year plan will also depend on whether you enroll in study abroad.  Before your first semester, you should consult with the Graduate Associate Chair regarding your plan of study and your fall course schedule.