Chemistry – Graduate Student Portal

The Graduate Student Portal has been created to help each Graduate student identify their path through the Chemistry Graduate Program.  This timeline, if followed, will assist each student as they complete their Graduate School requirements.   It is our goal to see each student maximize their time and successfully earn their Master’s Degree in a timely fashion.

MASTERS OF SCIENCE WITH THESIS – PLAN A

Students who started in the Fall Semester

Students who started in the Spring Semester

 First Semester  First Semester
 – Complete 2-3 Lecture Courses  – Complete 2-3 Lecture Courses
 – Meet w/ 3 Faculty Members  – Meet w/ 3 Faculty Members
 – Select Thesis Advisor  – Select Thesis Advisor
 – Complete Thesis Advisor Form  – Complete Thesis Advisor Form
 Second Semester  Summer Session
 – Complete 2 Lecture Courses  – Prepare your Proposal
 – Complete 1 Seminar Credit  Second Semester
 – Complete 2 Research in Chem Credits   – Complete 2 Lecture Courses
 Before Spring Break   – Complete 1 Seminar Credit
 – Select Faculty Committee w/ Advisor   – Complete 2 Research in Chem Credits
 – Complete Thesis Committee Form Before October 15 
 – Propose Project at Seminar   – Select Faculty Committee w/ Advisor
Summer Session   – Complete Thesis Committee Form
 – Research in Chem continued from Spring   – Propose Project at Seminar
Third Semester Third Semester
 – Complete 2 Lecture Courses   – Complete 2 Lecture Courses
 – Complete 3 Research in Chem Credits   – Complete 3 Research in Chem Credits
 – Research update at Seminar w/ Thesis          Committee Members by October 1.   – Research update at Seminar w/ Thesis               Committee Members before Spring Break.
 – Complete Research Update Form   – Complete Research Update Form
Fourth Semester Summer Session  
 – Complete 1 Seminar Credit   – Research in Chem continued from Spring
 – Complete 5 Research in Chem Credits  Fourth Semester
 – Present Thesis at Seminar by mid-April   – Complete 1 Seminar Credit
 – Submit Final-Best-Version of Thesis to Committee 2-weeks prior to Thesis Seminar.  – Complete 5 Research in Chem Credits
 – Complete Thesis Title Form w/                    Committee signatures.  – Present Thesis at Seminar by mid-November
– Complete Degree Candidacy Form w/ all    required signatures.  – Submit Final-Best-Version of Thesis to                Committee 2-weeks prior to Thesis                      Seminar.
– Upload Thesis to the ETD website.  – Complete Thesis Title Form w/ Committee        signatures.
  – Complete Degree Candidacy Form w/ all         required signatures.
  – Upload Thesis to the ETD website.

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