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Degree Plan and Exams

Important: You must apply to graduate on or before the first working day of the intended month of graduation. All requirements including coursework must be completed on or before the last working day of the intended month of graduation.

Masters Milestones and Progress Steps

The following should be completed after completing 10 to 15 credits, or after your first year.

  • Select Advisor and discuss remaining coursework to be taken.

The following should be completed in the beginning of your second year.

  • The decision to continue to a PhD should also be confirmed at this time.
  • Select Examining Committe for Final Project.
  • Complete and submit your Gradiate Degree Plan
  • The form can take 6-8 weeks to be approved by the Graduate Student Services and Progress Office.
  • Form can be downloaded from Graduate School's website.
  • Complete coursework and project.
  • Request Graduation Packet. You must request the graduation packet by the 1st of the month you intend to graduate.
  • Schedule final exam.
  • Ensure Final Examination Report AND/OR Thesis Reviewers report form are filed.

Doctoral Milestones and Progress Steps

  • Select Advisor and create preliminary plan for remaining coursework.
  • Take Written Preliminary Exam (WPE).
    • If admitted to the program as a masters students, file Change of Status upon passing WPE.
  • Select Examining Committee.
  • File Graduate Degree Plan.
    • Must be submitted one semester prior to Preliminary Oral Exam.
  • Schedule Preliminary Oral Examination (POE).
    • Should be done within one year of passing the WPE.
    • Notify Graduate School of POE at least two weeks before exam.
  • Submit POE report form.
    • Must be on file before you can register for Thesis Credits.
  • Complete coursework and thesis credits.
  • Request Graduation Packet.
    • This should be done approximately one semester before Final Defense.
  • Schedule Final Oral Examination.
  • Request Graduation Packet. You must request the graduation packet by the 1st of the month you intend to graduate.
  • Complete Final Oral Examination.
  • Submit Final Examination Report form AND Thesis Reviewers Report.
  • Submit completed dissertation to Graduate School.

On-Line Records and Process Charts

  • View Department Records and progress towards degrees on-line. The database shows items such as: current advisor(s) and degree, entrance term, approved Graduate School forms, examination dates, WPE sections attempted/taken, seminar attendance, etc.
    • Please login in with your x500 and review the information at: http://www.aem.umn.edu/srs
    • Click on the link View Your Department Records to see these records.
  • Masters Degree Forms Process Chart: Information on the forms and the order in which they should be submitted for a successful and timely completion of the Master's degree program.
    • Applicable to: All students pursuing a master's degree either plan A or plan B or current Masters students interested in pursuing a PhD.
  • Doctoral Degree Forms Process Chart: Information on the forms and the order in which they should be submitted for a successful and timely completion of the doctoral degree program.
    • Applicable to: All students pursuing a doctoral degree.

 


Last Modified: 2014-11-19 at 15:42:15 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation