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