These instructions have been modified for the Spring 2020 quarter.
Master's Program Graduation Requirements
Generally, students complete a non-thesis master’s degree. Completing a thesis can be an option with approval early on with your adviser. The following information is a summary of requirements that need to be met upon graduation.
International students: In addition, refer to the Graduation: Final Year Checklist from International Student Services for additional requirements.
|1||Confirm with faculty and academic advisers that you will meet academic and research/project requirements.||Prior to your final quarter in the program.|
|2||Submit your master’s degree request using MyGradProgram.||During the quarter you plan to graduate (deadline is the Friday prior to the final week of the quarter).|
|3||Consult with your faculty adviser to select at least one other MSE faculty member, scientist or postdoc for your final project committee.||The sooner the better.|
|4||Secure a date and time that works for the committee for final presentation and schedule a Zoom session for your presentation.||Any time between the first and last day of the quarter. Do not delay in scheduling this exam. Faculty schedules fill up quickly, especially toward the end of the quarter.|
|5||Consult with your faculty advisor about inviting additional attendees to attend your presentation. Then send them the Zoom link information.||The sooner the better.|
|6||Complete final project paper, following the AMP Final Paper template. This paper will be the basis for the presentation.
Note: The MS thesis master's paper written to fulfill a thesis option will be much longer and follow a different format. See additional steps below.
|Must be emailed to the committee at least 1 week prior to the presentation.|
|7||Plan for your presentation which should last approximately 30 minutes and an additional 15 minutes for Q&A.||At least 2 weeks before your presentation.|
|8||Notify Graduate Program Advisor of your exam date. She will follow up with your committee after your exam to ensure their degree approval.||At least 1 week prior to your presentation.|
|Additional requirements for thesis master’s degree|
|9||Complete minimum of 9 MSE 700 credits.||Upon graduation|
|10||Consult with faculty adviser regarding your thesis expectations. Set up your thesis committee.||The sooner the better.|
|11||Review Final Submission of Your Thesis for formatting and submission instructions.||The sooner the better.|
|12||Have your committee complete the Thesis Approval Form.|
|13||Submit thesis and the Thesis Approval Form electronically.||June 26 by 11:59 p.m. Plan at least a half hour for the submission process. (Please note: the deadline for thesis submission is usually the last day of the quarter; the Graduate School has made an exception for the Spring 2020 quarter.)