School of Graduate Studies

Policies and Processes

Culminating project planning must begin well in advance of graduation. The process will take a minimum of two semesters.

For many programs students can select a culminating project as part of the admission process. Before the completion of 15 graduate credits or 50% of graduate program credits, students will meet with a program advisor about completion options.

The advisor selects with the student which culminating project to complete at that time. 

Procedural Overview

Master's Committee Selection

Doctoral Committee Selection

Registration and Grading

Master's Culminating Experiences/Projects

Doctoral Dissertation

Preliminary Conference Preparation

Final Conference, Oral Exam or Final Submission