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M.S. Program Deadlines

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Deadline
October 15, 2014 February 15, 2015 June 15, 2015 Last day for file on-line degree application for degree to be conferred at the end of semester
December 15, 2014 May 11, 2015 August 17, 2015
  • Final paper and electronic copy of thesis due in Graduate School following oral defense before committee.
  • Completed Final Report on Candidate for Graduate Degree form turned in to Graduate School.
  • Payment for submitting electronic copy of thesis and optional payment for bound copies. Note that the physics department will pay for three bound copies, one for the student, one for the student's advisor, and one for the department.
  • Incomplete grades for PHY 799 (Thesis) courses (6 hrs) should be converted to letter grades.
  • Same deadlines apply to Plan B Research Reports, which also need to be documented with Program Director.
December 20, 2014 May 9, 2015 August 14, 2015 Semester/Term ends.
December 20, 2014 May 16, 2015 August 22, 2015 Commencement/Degree Conferral Date

Students and advisors should also checek that the required number of credit hours have been passed for each Plan (33 hrs for Plan B, including 3 hrs of PHY 797; 30 hours for Plan A, including 6 hrs of PHY 799).

The maximum credit hours allowed for tuition remission for  Teaching Fellows is 18 for each year, including summer. Special permission from the Graduate Dean is required during the Spring semester to tak courses in the following summer if the limit would be exceeded.

Plan A students should also arrange to meet at least once each semester/term with their thesis committees, especially near the time of the oral thesis defense.

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