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Degree Completion Timeline

This timetable assumes that the student starts in the Fall Semester and does not attend summer school.

By First Year, Second Semester (Spring):

  • Select Major Professor and Advisory Committee
  • File advisory committee form
  • Fulfill Foreign Language Requirement

By Second Year, Third Semester (Fall):

  • File “Change of Degree Objective” form (non-thesis students)
  • Pass M.A. examination (thesis students)
  • Secure approval of thesis topic/prospectus (thesis students)
  • File Program of Study Form

By Second Year, Fourth Semester (Spring):

  • Pass M.A. examination (non-thesis students)
  • Complete thesis and oral thesis defense (thesis students)
  • Fulfill Departmental Graduate Outcomes Assessment requirements
  • (Apply for Ph.D. by beginning of Spring Semester)

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