MS Thesis and Exam Plans

Timeline for MS I & MS II Plans of Study

Forms and Guides: link

IAD detailed degree requirements: Link

 

PLAN I: Thesis

  1. Meet with assigned Graduate Faculty Advisor
  2. Identify Major Professor
  3. Develop and obtain approval of study plan during 2nd quarter
  4. Explore thesis research topics with Major Professor prior to completion of the third quarter of coursework and select committee members
  5. Conduct research
  6. File application for candidacy with Graduate Studies at the beginning of quarter preceding final quarter. (See Grad Studies Calendar for deadlines.)
  7. Make appointment with Graduate Studies to file thesis. Information on thesis format and forms to be submitted is available at: link
  8. File copies of thesis with Graduate Studies, Major Professor, and IAD Advising Office
  9. Check out with IAD Advising Office

PLAN II: Exam/Capstone Project

  1. Meet with assigned Graduate Faculty Advisor
  2. Develop and obtain approval of study plan during 2nd quarter
  3. Select examination committee during Fall quarter of your last year in the program (or sooner)
  4. Check with Graduate Faculty Advisor for approval of Committee, setting of dates, etc., at least 1 quarter before proposed exam date
  5. One quarter before exam, check with IAD Advising Office and provide date, time, and location of the exam, and committee membership form; visit with exam committee members for preparation.
    *Room reservation for exam: link
  6. File application for candidacy with Graduate Studies at beginning of quarter preceding final quarter. (See Grad Studies Calendar for deadlines.)
  7. Take examination and check out with IAD Advising Office and submit an Exit Survey form and MS Exam Report form

*Capstone Project Samples: Link