Saturday, March 27, 2010

Candid

After a long process, I've taken my oral defense of my qualifying exams and passed! This means I've "qualified" to finish my coursework and register for dissertation credits. With some paperwork, I'll be considered a "Ph.D. Candidate" instead of a plain old student. It's a significant hurdle but there is still a lot of work to go. I have to write my diss proposal and have another oral exam to defend it, actually do my study, then write the diss, then have an oral defense of the dissertation. So. We're talking a few more years here which wasn't unexpected to us. Good thing we like living here so much and aren't in a hurry to leave.

4 comments:

lindsaycamp78 said...

Congratulations!!!

Liz said...

So excited for you! But this is really no surprise to me, brilliant person that you are.

Paula said...

Congratulations. or Congradulations. That is quite an achievement.

corgimom said...

Congrats! I knew you could do it, but I'm sure it's a relief to have that phase crossed off your to-do list. Can't believe you have to have an oral exam to defend a proposal- wow- can they make any more hoops for you to jump through?