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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.