Administrative Steps for Completing MS Thesis
- The degree application is due near the beginning of the semester during
which you will graduate. You can complete this form by logging in to
SIS. See the Academic Calendar for the deadline date.
- Your nomination of committee form is due the same day the
degree application is due. Plan to start working on this form several weeks in
advance of the deadline, as you will need original signatures from all
your committee members. The MS committee normally consists of
three tenure/tenure-track Computer Science faculty. Faculty based
in other departments who have joint appointments to Computer Science
count. Permission may be requested for one of the three
committee members to be a tenure/tenure-track faculty from
another department. If you are requesting permission for
a non-Computer Science faculty member, you will need an
explanation. The explanation is usually written by the advisor.
The explanation can be e-mailed to Terry Hayden. She will
put it into the form of a letter and get it signed by the
Graduate Program Director.
After you complete the
nomination of committee form
and get the signatures of your committee members, give the form to Terry
Hayden. She will get the department head's signature and will send
the form to the Office of Graduate Education in campus mail. If the
deadline is near, she may ask you to hand deliver the form to OGE.
- The MS requires an oral presentation. For details,
see page two of the Record of Master's Thesis and Oral Presentation form.
- Check the Academic Calendar for the deadline to submit your thesis to OGE. This deadline will be
more than a month prior to your graduation date. You will submit your thesis
online, and you will also submit the hard copy form Record of Master's Thesis and Oral Presentation. This form
requires original signatures from your committee members. Be sure
to allow adequate time to collect these signatures. Also be sure
to allow time to make any revisions requested by your committee
members. If your oral presentation takes the form of a defense,
you will get the suggested revisions at the defense, so there needs
to be enough time between the defense and the submission deadline
for you to incorporate the suggestions.
- See the Master's Thesis Checklist for additional requirements.
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