Procedures for Graduate (MS) Students

Please read this general overview of tasks you will need to complete by semester:

  1. First Semester
  2. Second Semester
    • Choose the thesis (Plan A), report (Plan B), or course work (Plan D) option.
    • Complete your final Degree Schedule.
    • Present your thesis or project proposal (Plan A or B).
    • Begin work on thesis or project (Plan A or B).
    • Register for third semester courses.
  3. Third or Last Semester
  4. Last Semester
    • Begin writing thesis or report (Plan A or B).
    • Submit draft of thesis or report to your advisor (Plan A or B).
    • Submit final draft of thesis or report to your advisor (Plan A or B).
    • Schedule the oral thesis or report defense (Plan A or B). Download Pre-defense Form (M5)
    • Submit the thesis or report to your committee (Plan A or B).
    • Public oral defense or thesis report(Plan A or B). Download Report on Oral Exam form (M6)
    • Upon passing your defense, make final required revisions to your thesis or report.
    • Submit your final copy of the thesis (Plan A) to the Library and the ECE department.
    • Submit your final copy of the report (Plan B) to the Graduate School and the ECE department.
    • Submit the Verification of Degree Requirements form (M6-D) to the Graduate School (Plan D).
    • Fill out the optional "Life after Michigan Tech" questionnaire for exiting graduate students.
    • Graduate!