M.S. students will complete all core courses (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis depending on previous graduate coursework) this will provide you with a cohesive set of sequenced experiences.
Initially, meet with your temporary faculty advisor to begin planning the course work that you will pursue for your degree. You will meet with your advisor/committee chair prior to the beginning of each semester to plan course work.
Your portfolio will be reviewed by your advisor/committee chair every semester in order to check your progress toward development of the graduate competencies. The portfolio should be submitted no later than the Friday prior to Fall break and Spring break. You must complete the process of satisfying the graduate competencies on or before the middle of the term in which you intend to graduate.
A yearly progress review will be conducted by the faculty each May. Student Progress Reports should be submitted by the end of spring semester.
Formulate your graduate committee and create a Plan of Study to be filed with the Graduate School when about a third of the course work has been completed. The Plan of Study is first approved by your graduate committee and then by the Graduate School.
Prepare a proposal for either your integrated project or your thesis. Your graduate committee must approve the proposal before you can proceed. After approval, proceed with the project or thesis study. Prepare your final report. Present your integrated project or defend your thesis to your committee.
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