3-Years (6 Semesters) Study Plan
For Graduating on Time
- The candidate should successfully pass Qualifying Examination, Proposal Defense, and the Final Defense Exam.
- As applicable, the candidate should pass the language proficiency test of English and meet either one of the following conditions: TOEFL score of 550 PBT /79 IBT or an IELTS academic overall band score of 6.5. As the validity of these tests is just for 2 years, these tests must be completed in the last 2 years before graduating.
- Candidate must publish a research paper based on the dissertation or obtained an acceptance of publication in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceeding which are not be in Beall’s list.
- Register at AU Graduation website and pay for all the expenses.
IMPORTANT: The maximum time allowed for graduation in PhDeLM is 6 years. Please note that extending your research work beyond 3 years in this PhD program entails maintenance fee, extra payments and other risks such as change of advisers and committee members leading to further delays and hassles. Therefore try to stick to the schedule and get everything done on time within 3 years.