Most of your first semester will be required core courses, plus a specialization or elective course. Beyond that, your schedule is very flexible. During the second year you take six project credits, usually 3–3 (three each semester) but possibly 2–4 or 4–2 for load balancing, along with the second 6753 Professional Preparation and Practice Seminar.
A total of 36 credits are required for the degree; as a full-time student you need to take a complete 12-credit course load. This is typically accomplished by adding to the required courses a variety of one-credit seminars that require only attendance and participation but no assignments or tests. This is also possible by registering 1-6 credits for a GRA/GTA.
Required core and project courses are in bold; typical seminars used to add credit hours are listed in italics.