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MS Checklist


Before the end of your first semester…

  • Appointment of Advisory Committee
  • First Committee Meeting
  • Submit Advisory Committee form
  • Submit Program of Study form

Before the end of your first calendar year...

  • Submit the Research Prospectus form

The semester before you plan to graduate…

  • Make a graduation check appointment with Graduate Office
  • Submit your application for graduation through Athena
  • Submit a Recommended Change in Program of Study (if applicable)

Your last semester…

  • Submit electronically for format check by deadline issued by the Graduate School
  • Schedule Final Oral Examination and Thesis Defense (if they are to be held separately, you will need to submit a Notice of Examination form for each event)
  • Submit a complete thesis to the Advisory Committee at least 2 weeks prior to the Thesis Defense (see below)
  • Schedule your Exit Interview

(At least) three weeks before your Oral Exam & Thesis Defense…

  • Submit the Notice of Examination form – informing the Graduate Programs Office of the details of your Final Oral Examination
  • Notify the Graduate Office if you will be attending Warnell graduation

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