Qualifying Paper (QP) Timeline & Deadlines*

 

Year 1 – Spring Semester Deadlines
April 1 Student forms QP Committee (also serves as Advisory Committee on Plan of Study).
April 15 Student submits Research Proposal: The student submits a 750-1000 word proposal to the Committee for review.
April 30 QP Committee Feedback: The chair is responsible to getting feedback from the committee on GE Proposal and providing feedback to the student.
May 1- June 30 Student works on QP: The student is encouraged to consult with QP Committee members.
July 1 Student submits a complete draft of QP to the QP Committee.
July 1-20 QP Committee Review: QP Committee members provide reviews (similar to journal review) to the Committee Chair on or before July 15.

Chair’s “QP Report-1”: The Committee Chair provides the “QP Report-1” (in the form of a journal editor/associate editor report) to the student by July 20.

August 15 Student submits QP and “Responses to the QP Report-1” (similar to responses to the reviewers of a journal submission) to the QP Committee and the Marketing PhD coordinator by August 15.
August 15 -September 1 QP Committee Review and Chair’s “QP Report-2”:

♦  QP Committee members provide reviews (similar to journal review) to  the Committee Chair.

♦  The QP Committee reviews the submission and responses, and decides by majority vote to “approve” or “reject” the QP.

September 1 QP Committee Decision: The Committee Chair provides the Decision (“approve” or “reject”) and “QP Report-2” (in the form of a journal editor/associate editor report) to the student by September 1.
Year 2 – Fall Semester
Approved QP Next Steps Student registers for Fall course: MKTG 6296, “Special Topics: Progress toward the Qualifying Paper,” under the supervision of the QP Committee Chair.
Rejected QP  Next Steps

 

Student is given probationary status.
The student must submit a revised QP with the “Responses to QP Report-2” to the QP Committee on or before December 1. Failure to submit by this date results in dismissal from the Marketing Ph.D. program.
QP Committee reviews the submission and responses and makes a QP Committee Decision – by majority vote – to “approve” or “reject” the QP on or before December 15.
If approved, the student registers for MKTG 6296 in Spring Semester; if rejected the student is dismissed from the Marketing Ph.D. program.

Marketing Ph.D. Qualify Paper and Timelines & Deadlines

*effective for students enrolling in the Ph.D. program beginning Fall 2017