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Timelines & Degree Requirements

MS Degrees

Suggested timelines for MS study is provided in section section 2.2 of the CENGR Graduate Handbook.

Important details related to all MS degrees are contained in the following sections of the handbook.

5.1 OVERVIEW

5.2 REQUIRED COURSEWORK

5.3 MASTERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

5.4 MASTERS PROGRAM OF STUDY

5.5 THESIS

5.5.1 RESEARCH PROPOSAL

5.5.2 REVIEW

5.5.3 JOURNAL ARTICLE

5.5.4 FINAL EXAMINATION AND ORAL DEFENSE

5.5.5 APPROVAL FORM FOR MASTER’S THESIS AND FINAL EXAMINATION

5.6 APPEALS

Example plans of study for MS degrees are shown in section 7D of the CENGR Graduate Handbook.

 

PHD DEGREES

Suggested timelines for PhD study are provided in section 2.3 of the CENGR Graduate Handbook.

Important details related to the PhD degree are contained in the following sections of the CENGR Graduate Handbook:

6.1 OVERVIEW

6.2 REQUIRED COURSEWORK

6.3 PHD ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

6.4 PHD PROGRAM OF STUDY

6.4.1 Preliminary Program of Study

6.4.2 Final Program of Study

6.5 EVALUATION OF STUDENT’S PREPAREDNESS

6.6 COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

6.6.1 Eligibility

6.6.2 The Written Examination

6.6.2.1 The Qualifying Examination

6.6.2.2 Appeals Process

6.6.2.3 The Comprehensive Written Examination

6.6.3 The Oral Examination

6.7 DISSERTATION RESEARCH PROPOSAL

6.8 ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY

6.9 DISSERTATION AND FINAL (ORAL) EXAMINATION

6.9.1 Preparation and Review of the Dissertation

6.9.2 Approval Form for Doctoral Dissertation and Final Examination

6.9.3 Announcement and Seminar

6.9.4 Final (Oral) Examination

6.10 APPEALS

 

General Requirements for All Degrees

In addition to the specific degree requirements outlined above, all degrees should conform to the following general requirements outlined in Chapter 4 CENGR Graduate Handbook.

4.1 GRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS ORIENTATION

4.2 THE TEMPORARY ADVISOR

4.3 COURSE REGISTRATION

4.4 REVIEW OF CENGR’S RESEARCH PROGRAMS

4.5 MAJOR PROFESSOR ASSIGNMENT

4.5.1 Responsibilities of the Major Professor

4.6 TEACHING REQUIREMENTS

4.7 POLICY ON ACADEMIC HONESTY

4.8 POLICY ON RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT IN RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP

4.9 ACADEMIC PROBATION AND DISMISSAL