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
 – Meet w/ 3 Faculty Members  – Meet w/ 3 Faculty Members
 – Select Thesis Advisor  – Select Thesis Advisor
 – Complete Thesis Advisor Form   – Complete Thesis Advisor Form
    (all above should be completed by Sept 30)     (all above should be completed by Feb 28)
 – Complete 2-3 Lecture Courses   – Complete 2-3 Lecture Courses
 – Select Faculty Committee w/ Advisor   – Select Faculty Committee w/ Advisor
 – Complete Thesis Committee Form   – Complete Thesis Committee Form
 – Propose Project at Seminar   – Propose Project at Seminar
 Second Semester  Summer Session
 – Complete 2 Lecture Courses  – Research in Chem continued from Spring
 – Complete 1 Seminar Credit  Second Semester
 – Complete 2 Research in Chem Credits   – Complete 2 Lecture Courses
 Summer Session   – Complete 1 Seminar Credit
 – Research in Chem continued from Spring   – Complete 2 Research in Chem Credits

– Research update at Seminar w/ Thesis                 Committee Members by August 1.

  – Research update at Seminar w/ Thesis               Committee Members before Spring Semester.
 – Complete Research Update Form   – Complete Research Update Form
Third Semester Third Semester
 – Complete 2 Lecture Courses   – Complete 2 Lecture Courses
 – Complete 3 Research in Chem Credits   – Complete 3 Research in Chem Credits
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-March   – 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-October
– 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.

Graduate Documentation and Forms