Graduate Program - Thesis Prospectus Preparation and Presentation
  • Form the thesis committee: The thesis committee should be formed by the end of the second semester into the graduate program and this is the responsibility of the student.
  • Prepare the prospectus: The prospectus should be completed at least one semester prior to your graduation. This prospectus is your contract with your committee to do the work you are proposing. Without approval of the prospectus, your work may be IN VAIN.
  • Present the prospectus: The prospectus should be given to the thesis committee at least two weeks prior to prospectus presentation and announcements regarding the prospectus presentation should be posted two weeks prior. This announcement should include the thesis title, date of prospectus presentation, name, place of presentation, committee involved, and the thesis advisor. Posting should be on each floor of the building. The prospectus should be prepared and presented at least one semester prior to graduation.
  • Obtain approval for the prospectus: Your committee must approve your prospectus prior to your work beginning. Work done prior to committee approval is subject to major changes and may delay your graduation. Your prospectus should be completed in the semester prior to your graduation.
  • YOU MUST be registered for at least one hour of thesis in the semester you plan to graduate (even the summer). Also, if you are graduating during the summer semester, this schedule demands that you have your thesis delivered to your committee prior to the end of the spring term.
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Last Updated: December 9, 2001