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Application for Graduation and Degree
Students who expect to qualify for degrees must file a graduation application with the Office of the Registrar by the dates specified in the University Calendar. Students must complete all degree requirements prior to attending graduation ceremonies. Only those students who are in a position to complete all requirements for graduation by the end of the spring semester may participate in the commencement ceremony for that academic year. Students to whom degrees have already been awarded during the current academic year (i.e., at the end of the previous summer or fall semester) may also participate in that year’s commencement ceremony. In extraordinary situations, a student, who requires no more than 6 credit hours for graduation and plans to complete the degree requirements during the summer session immediately following commencement, may petition the Office of the Registrar for special consideration to participate in the commencement ceremony. Participation in the graduation ceremony does not necessarily represent conferral of the degree. Degrees are awarded at the end of the terms in which all requirements are met. Students may participate in only one ceremony for each degree sought.
The program director normally recommends to the registrar the awarding of the master’s degree to any candidate who:
1. has satisfied the requirements of the School of Engineering, and of the home department, with respect to course work and academic performance;
2. has an overall GPA of at least 3.0;
3. has successfully completed the oral defense of any thesis;
4. has received the final approval of any thesis from the appropriate review bodies;
5. has electronically submitted the thesis to the Proquest ETD Administrators site with an abstract of not more than 300 words, certified for accuracy and proper format by the faculty advisor;
6. will have completed all work submitted to satisfy the degree requirements within a period of not more than seven consecutive calendar years; and
7. is, at the time, a registered student in good standing.