MS Graduation Timeline

In your first year:

□  Create your Plan of Work (POW). Make sure to "save" your POW only. You will not "submit" your POW for approval until your final semester.

□  Sign the Patent Agreement in your POW.


3rd semester (or after 24-27 hours):

□  Decide on Capstone topic and develop and revise your proposal in the fall semester in time to register for ENG 675 in the spring. (For a sampling of previous topics, see our Capstone Projects Archive.) To reserve a seat in ENG 675, communicate with the ENG 675 instructor in the fall semester when developing your proposal. Your seat will be confirmed when you submit your approved capstone proposal. Proposals are due by the last day of class.

* Please keep in mind that faculty are planning their semesters as well and may not be able to accommodate last-minute requests.

Final semester:

□  Meet with your capstone advisor to agree on a timeline for submission of your drafts and revisions. The final draft must be approved by your advisor and submitted to the Graduate Services Coordinator by the last day of class.

□ Complete your Plan of Work and "submit" for approval

□  Apply to Graduate via MyPack at least two weeks in advance of the Graduate School’s deadline (the Graduate School’s Academic Calendar), so that your application can be reviewed and approved by the DGP before the deadline

□  Submit drafts and revisions by the dates stipulated by your capstone advisor and your ENG 675 instructor

□  Submit your final project to the Graduate Services Coordinator for archiving by the last day of class: Title Page and Archiving Instructions.

□ Coordinate with your ENG 675 instructor to schedule and present your capstone project in ENG 675 (during April and early May)