- Master of Science in Software Engineering Science
Thesis and graduation guidelines
following provides some guidance to graduate students as to identify research
topics, to pursue a research topic, and to conduct research with a graduate
faculty. The students are
encouraged to meet with different graduate faculty and identify a research
topic and a thesis advisor. After
conducting preliminary research studies in the chosen topic, the students are
required to prepare a prospectus outlining the research work towards their
thesis. The students are also
expected to form a thesis committee consisting of a thesis advisor and two
graduate faculties from the Department of CIS and an external thesis advisor.
The students are then expected to present their prospectus to the
committee members and others in public forum.
Once the prospectus is approved by the thesis committee, the students
conduct and complete the proposed research, write the thesis and defend their
planning to graduate during a given semester should be aware of the following
schedule regarding prospectus and thesis preparation and presentation:
Preparation and Presentation:
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.
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.
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.
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
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 is delivered to your committee prior to the
end of the spring term.
Preparation and Defense:
thesis to the committee members:
A thesis should be prepared following the guidelines of the Office of
the graduate studies and Research at least seven weeks prior to end of
semester. Committee members must
be given at least two weeks to review the thesis.
the Thesis Defense:
Students should announce their intend to defend the thesis five weeks
prior to end of semester. Students
must post a flyer with information regarding their thesis defense with the
title, presentation date, presentation place, thesis advisor, department name,
and school (Arts and Sciences). The flyer must be posted on each floor of the
building and a copy should be registered with the Dean of Graduate Studies.
or defend the Thesis:
Students should defend their thesis three weeks prior to end of
the final thesis:
Students should submit the final version of their thesis two weeks
prior to the end of semester after making all the corrections requested by the
thesis committee members. Students
have approximately one week to correct their thesis and submit the thesis for
binding. Student should provide a
receipt for binding to the Graduate Director for final graduation approval.