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Student Life

A student clearing an obstacle
Core milestones at UIC’s LS Ph.D. program include the Independent Research Project, Portfolio Defense, Dissertation Proposal Defense, and Dissertation Defense.
A piggy bank
Student application or department employment. Assistantship - what is covered, and some fees students need to pay? Tuition waivers.
class instruction
Descriptions of the core courses as well as specialty instruction offered periodically.
Signing of a contract
Career Preparation
Helpful information on hiow t write a teaching statement, cover letter and CV, as well as preparing for a non-academic career.