Milestones

Doctoral students are required to review the degree plans for their program, along with information about specific degree requirements and estimated timelines to reach various benchmarks for the different degree plan specializations.

After you affirm your review of your program's Milestones, you will be able to log in to the Graduate Degree Planner at any time to check your progress to degree completion.

Program or Area of Study Degree Plan Requirements & Timeline to Degree

School of Architecture

Architecture (609400) ARC990AHD20152 (Ph.D. in Architecture: Architectural History)
ARC990HPD20152 (Ph.D. in Architecture: Historic Preservation)
ARC990SDD20152 (Ph.D. in Architecture: Sustainability)
Community & Regional Planning (625399) CRP990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Community & Regional Planning)
McCombs School of Business
Accounting (617000) ACC990++D20092 (Ph.D. in Accounting)
Finance (617100) FIN990++D20132 (Ph.D. in Finance)
Information, Risk & Operations Management (617130) IRO990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Information, Risk & Operations Management)
Management (617300) MAN990++D20092 (Ph.D. in Management)
Marketing (617400) MKT990++D20092 (Ph.D. in Marketing)

Moody College of Communication

Advertising (623962) ADV990++D20072 (Ph.D. in Advertising)
Communication Sciences & Disorders – Speech Language Pathology (624000) CSD990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders)
Communication Studies (623965) CMS990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Communication Studies)
Journalism (623963) J++990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Journalism)
Radio-Television-Film (624012) RTF990++D20132 (Ph.D. in Media Studies)

College of Education

Curriculum & Instruction (632332) EDC990++D20092 (Ph.D. in Language & Literacy)
EDC990BED20092 (Ph.D. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education)
EDC990CLD20092 (Ph.D. in Cultural Studies) 
EDC990CRD20092 (Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies)
EDC990ECD20092 (Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education) 
EDC990ITD20092 (Ph.D. in Learning Technologies) 
EDC990PED20092 (Ph.D. in Physical Education Teacher Education)
EDC990SSD20092 (Ph.D. in Social Studies Education) 
Educational Administration (632333) EDA990CCD20152 (Ph.D. in Community College Concentration)
EDA990EPD20152 (Ph.D. in Educational Policy & Planning)
EDA990HED20152 (Ph.D. in Higher Education Concentration) 
Educational Psychology (632334) EDP990HDD20152 (Ph.D. in Human Development, Culture & Learning Sciences)
EDP990QMD20152 (Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methods)
Educational Psychology – School (632343) EDP990SPD20152 (Ph.D. in School Psychology)
Educational Psychology­­ – Counseling (632344) EDP990CPD20152 (Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology)
Foreign Language Education (632335) FLE990FLD20072 (Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education)
Health Education (632400) HED990HPD20152 (Ph.D. in Health Behavior & Health Education)
Kinesiology (632500) KIN990KPD20152 (Ph.D. in Kinesiology)
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education (632800) SME990++D20112 (Science & Mathematics Education)
Special Education (632339) SED990ADD20152 – (Ph.D. in Special Education: Autism & Developmental Disabilities)
SED990RCD20152 (Ph.D. in Special Education: Rehabilitation Counselor Education)
SED990ECD20152 (Ph.D. in Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education)
SED990LDD20152 (Ph.D. in Special Education: Learning disabilities & Behavior Disorders)
SED990MCD20152 (Ph.D. in Special Education: Multicultural Special Education)

Cockrell School of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering (603900) ASE990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering)
Biomedical Engineering (614800) BME990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering)
Chemical Engineering (620100) CHE990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering)
Civil Engineering (621700) C+E990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Civil Engineering)
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) (634600) E+E990EED20152 (Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, major code 634600 only)
ECE – Biomedical Engineering (634640) E+E990BMD20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Biomedical Engineering)
ECE ­­– CommNetS (634650) E+E990CND20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Communications, Networks & Systems)
ECE – Computer Architecture & Embedded Processors (634612) E+E990CAD20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Computer Architecture & Embedded Processors)
ECE – Computer Engineering (634610) E+E990CED20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Computer Engineering)
ECE – Electromagnetics & Acoustics(634660) E+E990EAD20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Electromagnetics & Acoustics)
ECE – Energy Systems (634680) E+E990ESD20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Energy Systems)
ECE – Integrated Circuits & Systems(634682) E+E990ICD20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Integrated Circuits & Systems)
ECE – Manufacturing Systems Engineering (634630) E+E990MFD20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
ECE – Plasma, Quantum Electronics & Optics (634670) E+E990PQD20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Plasma, Quantum Electronics & Optics)
ECE – Software Engineering (634611) E+E990SWD20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Software Engineering)
ECE – Solid–State Electronics (634620) E+E990SSD20152 (Ph.D. in ECE – Solid–State Electronics)
Engineering Mechanics (637100) E+M990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics)
Materials Science & Engineering (663300) MSE990GND20152 (Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering: General Materials)
MSE990CED20152 (Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering: Clean Energy)
MSE990NMD20152 (Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering: Nanomaterials)
Mechanical Engineering (665900) M+E990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering)
Operations Research & Industrial Engineering (673600) ORI990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering)
Petroleum Engineering (674900) PGE990PH.D.20072 (Ph.D. in Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering)

College of Fine Arts

Art History (611400) ARH990++D20132 (Ph.D. in Art History)
Music & Human Learning (670654) MUS990MHD20152 (Ph.D. in Music & Human Learning)
Music Theory (670659) MUS990MTD20152 (Ph.D. in Music Theory)
Musicology/Ethnomusicology (671000) MUS990ETD20152 (Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology)
MUS990MND20152 (Ph.D. in Musicology)
Theatre (630700) DRM990++D20072 (Ph.D. in Performance as Public Practice)

Jackson School of Geosciences

Geological Sciences (645200) GEO990++D20072 (Ph.D. in Geological Sciences)

School of Information

Information Studies (653000) IRO990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Risk & Operations Management)

College of Liberal Arts

African & African Diaspora Studies (604300) AFR990++D20152 (Ph.D. in African and African Diaspora Studies)
American Studies (604700) AMS990++D20132 (Ph.D. with American Studies Master of Arts)
AMS99004D20132 (Ph.D. with 0ther Master of Arts)
Anthropology (606200) ANT990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Anthropology)
Anthropology (Cultural Forms) (606202) ANT990CFD20152 (Ph.D. in Anthropology, Cultural forms)
Asian Cultures & Languages (612400) ANS990ACD20152 (Ph.D. in Asian Cultures & Languages)
Classics (623200) C+C990APD20152 (Ph.D. in Classics: Ancient Philosophy)
C+C990CAD20152 (Ph.D. in Classics: Classical Archaeology)
C+C990PH.D.20152 (Ph.D. in Classics: Classical Languages)
Comparative Literature (626200) C+L990++D20072 (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature)
Economics (631500) ECO990++D20132 (Ph.D. in Economics)
English (639300) E++990++D20152 (Ph.D. in English)
French (686766) FR+990LGD20152 (Ph.D. in French Linguistics)
FR+990STD20152 (Ph.D. in French Studies)
Geography (644300) GRG990++D20132 (Ph.D. in Geography)
Germanic Studies (646000) GER990++120152 (Ph.D. in Germanic studies)
Government (647500) GOV990++D20132 (Ph.D. in Government)
History (650600) HIS990AAD20152 (Ph.D. – African, Asian, Middle Eastern History)
HIS990E1D20152 (Ph.D. – European History/Atlantic History/History of Science, Technology & Medicine) 
HIS990LAD20152 (Ph.D. – Latin American History)
HIS990USD20132 (Ph.D. – U.S. History)
Iberian & Latin American Languages & Cultures (686768) ILA990SD20152 (Ph.D. in Iberian & Latin American Studies, Spanish)
ILA990LD20152 (Ph.D. in Iberian & Latin American Studies, Linguistics)
ILA990SPD20152 (Ph.D. in Iberian & Latin American Studies, Spanish & Portuguese)
Italian Studies (653800) ITL990ITD20152 (Ph.D. in Italian Studies)
Latin American studies (659800) LAS990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Latin American Studies)
Linguistics (661900) LIN990++D20112 (Ph.D. in Linguistics)
Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures (667800) (Arabic Studies, Hebrew Studies & Persian Studies) MEL990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures)
Philosophy (676400) PHL990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Philosophy)
Psychology (683500) PSY990BND20152 (Ph.D. in Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience)
PSY990CND20152 (Ph.D. in Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience)
PSY990DVD20152 (Ph.D. in Psychology: Developmental Psychology)
PSY990IDD20152 (Ph.D. in Psychology: Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology)
PSY990PSD20152 (Ph.D. in Psychology: Perceptual Systems)
PSY990SPD20152 (Ph.D. in Psychology: Social & Personality)
Psychology – Clinical (683501) PSY990CLD20152 (Ph.D. in Psychology: Clinical)
Religious Studies (686400) R+S990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Religious Studies)
Sociology (691700) SOC990DMD20152 (Ph.D. in Sociology – Demography)
SOC990NDD20152 (Ph.D. in Sociology – Non-Demography)

College of Natural Sciences

Astronomy (612900) AST990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Astronomy)
Biochemistry (613500) BCH990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Biochemistry)
Cell & Molecular Biology (615400) MOL990++D20072 (Ph.D. in Cell & Molecular Biology)
Chemistry (620900) CH+990++D20152 Ph.D. in Chemistry
Computer Science (627800) C+S990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Computer Sciences)
Ecology, Evolution & Behavior (615500) BIO990++D20072 (Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution & Behavior)
Human Development & Family Sciences (652300) HDF990++D20132 (Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Sciences)
Marine Science (614600) MNS990++D20132 (Ph.D. in Marine Science)
Mathematics (665100) M++990++D20132 (Ph.D. in Mathematics)
Microbiology (667500) MIC990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Microbiology)
Neuroscience (671100) NEU990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Neuroscience)
Nutritional Sciences (671900) NTR990PH.D.20092 (Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences)
Physics (678900) PHY990++D20092 (Ph.D. in Physics)
Plant Biology (615600) P+B990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Plant Biology)
Statistics (665400) STA990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Statistics)

School of Nursing

Nursing (671620) N++990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Nursing – Traditional)
N++990BSD20152 (Ph.D. in Nursing – BSN)
Nursing – Alternate Entry (671720) N++990PAD20152 (Ph.D. in Nursing – Alternate Entry)

College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy (675700) PHR990CED20152 (Ph.D. in Pharmacy: Pharmaceutics)
PHR990HDD20132 (Ph.D. in Pharmacy: Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice)
PHR990HPD20132 (Ph.D. in Pharmacy: Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice with Prior PharmD MS)
PHR990MCD20132 (Ph.D. in Pharmacy: Medicinal Chemistry)
PHR990PND20132 (Ph.D. in Pharmacy: Pharmacology & Toxicology – Neuro)
PHR990PTD20152 (Ph.D. in Pharmacy: Pharmacology & Toxicology – Tox)
PHR990THD20152 (Ph.D. in Pharmacy: Pharmacotherapy)
Translational Science (675800) PHR990TSD20152 (Ph.D. in Pharmacy: Translational Science)

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Public Policy (684690) P+A990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Public Policy)

School of Social Work

Social Work (691100) S+W990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Social Work)

Intercollegial Programs

Computational Science, Engineering & Mathematics (627100) CSE990++D20152 (Ph.D. in Computational Science, Engineering & Mathematics)