Whether you elect the thesis or the non-thesis option the ultimate judge of how quickly you complete the coursework and requirements would be you. Students who are taking the course on a full-time or a part-time basis can complete the course in any time frame from two summers and an intervening year to as much as six years (the Graduate School limit). For your convenience, we have split the journey to graduation up into six phases.

Phase One

Application and admission

Phase Two

Start Coursework

Phase Three

Initiate and submit paperwork after 12 hours of coursework:
Candidacy form
Appoint Committee Form
Program of Study Form

Phase Four

Submit prospectus for thesis or capstone project

Phase Five

Completion of coursework and thesis or capstone project

Phase Six

Submit thesis or project, complete oral defense.

Phase Seven