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MS Progress Outline


  Definition of acceptable progress toward completion of degree

Milestones to pass to continue in good standing as a funded graduate student

Also recommended timetable for non-funded graduate students

 

Master of Science Degree

 

First Semester

 
  • Identify a three person supervisory committee including a chairperson and submit paperwork to Allison
  • File a Program of Study with the graduate college
  • Complete GEO 5309 and earn a grade of A or B
  

Second Semester

 
  • Formulate a thesis topic and submit to supervisory committee
  • Present thesis proposal
  • Complete GEO 7300 and GEO 5301 (if not completed in first semester) and earn a grade of A or B
  

Third Semester

 
  • Submit written formal thesis proposal to the Supervisory Committee
  • Submit proposal approval form (signed by all committee members) with final proposal to Allison to route to the Graduate College
  • Pass comprehensive examination
  

Fourth Semester

 
  • Apply for graduation
  • Submit thesis to supervisory committee
  • Complete signature page for final approved thesis
  • Submit thesis and signature pages to Graduate College
  • Submit a copy to Allison on a CD-ROM.