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Graduate Program

Master Program

 Major Steps in Master Program

 ►  When you first arrive:

1. Visit with the Graduate Coordinator.
2. Meet with your Major Professor.
3. Obtain a copy (for M.S. thesis option) of the Guidelines for Preparing Dissertations and Theses from the Graduate Office.

 ►  During your 1st semester:

1. Work with your Major Professor to plan your program of study. Note that at least one-half of the course work must be at the 8000 course level. (7990 experimental course and 7000 special problems course count as 8000.)
2. Establish a Graduate Committee with the advice of your Major Professor, and see the administrative assistant in the ME office to have it submitted to the Graduate School.
3. Register your program of study with the ME office.

 ► During your last semester:

1. Apply for a degree and register for graduation.
2. Work with your Major Professor to verify that your program of study and Graduate Committee are current and complete. Give any changes to the ME office.
3. Schedule your final oral examination before the Graduate School deadline.
4. Submit your thesis to your Graduate Committee (for M.S. thesis option) at least one week prior to the date for the final examination. The thesis must follow the Guidelines for Preparing Dissertations and Theses.
5. Submit a brief synopsis of your presentation topic (for M.S. non-thesis option) to your Major Professor at least one week prior to the date for the final examination.
6. Read the ASME Practical Guide for Authors and Presenters.
7. Complete the final oral examination.
8. For M.S. thesis option, submit thesis to the Graduate School for final approval.