Thesis-BASED MS Rules & Checklists
Coursework Requirements for Thesis-Based MS
Thesis-based MS students must use the following form to plan and record their course work towards fulfilling the requirements of the degree.
- For thesis-based MS, thirty (30) credit-hours are required, no more than six (06) of which may be thesis credit. No more than nine (09) credit-hours may be at the 5000 level.
Thesis-based MS students must complete a thesis/dissertation under the supervision of a faculty member and a thesis committee. A thesis-based MS student must enroll in CSCI-7000 (Thesis Research) for at least six credit hours. The student must write an MS thesis and submit it at least one week before the proposed date of thesis defense. Upon successful completion of thesis defense, the student/candidate must initiate the electronic paperwork to confirm and record completion of the thesis defense.
For graduation, a student must meet the requirements and deadlines set by the graduate school, which can be found here:
Before applying for graduation, a copy of the completed form must be submitted to the department (graduate coordinator). If submitted by email, the subject must be exactly "MS Checklist".