Plan of Study for a Master's Degree

Students choosing the thesis option as part of the MS degree program must, as soon as practical after the selection of a supervisory committee, complete a formal Plan of Study which will include all course and thesis work that the student expects to complete for the MS degree. The Plan of Study must be submitted no later than the end of the second semester. Upon approval of the plan, the student will be admitted to candidacy for the MS Degree. The student is required to defend his/her thesis proposal before the end of the third semester.

For students electing the nonthesis option, the Plan of Study must still be completed and submitted to the Graduate College. For both the thesis and nonthesis track, it is required that the admission to candidacy form be completed and submitted at least one semester prior to the semester in which the student expects to graduate.

*Plans of Study are submitted electronically for approval using the MyPOS System.