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    PhD - The First Year

    I did - I finished my MA/MBA (it was a dual program) in December of 2015 - I started Summer of 2016 into the PhD. They require at least 17 credits come from Master's level work - I brought in 22 and also waived the first research course. Total program is 85 credits (including dissertation credits) so I'm all in for about 63 of "work." We require 18 dissertation credits (included in the 63) and I'm planning to pace at about 4.5 years myself. That leaves 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, Fall) to complete the dissertation, provided I get through prelims, etc. unscathed. Unfortunately I don't qualify to sit for Prelims until the conclusion of a Spring Semester (unless I can get the professor to work me a head and grade my items - as one of the courses I'm taking that spring is a qualifier) and will hope I can assemble a committee for summer or first thing in Fall. It'll be a little tricky, but I think I can swing it.
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    Final Response & Decision

    No problem! Thank you very much for sharing your story! I'm really glad everything worked out for you in the end. Best of luck to you in the future too!