- You register for MSI 702 with your thesis chair as instructor. Between the two of you, you will set requirements and meeting dates. The finished product of MCR 702 is the Thesis Proposal.
- You will also complete the bottom half of the T-1 form, identifying your thesis reader. Readers may be faculty members or outside experts. If the reader is not on faculty, you must submit a curriculum vitae or biography showing their expertise. Readers must possess an earned graduate degree.
- MCR 702 is a graded course worth 1 credit. You must earn an 80 or higher in MCR 702 to move on to MCR 703.
- Students who do not earn at least an 80 in MCR 702 will be dropped from degree candidacy.
- Students may NOT take MCR 702 and MCR 703 at the same time, so it is important that you plan accordingly.
- If you intend to graduate in July 2012, you must have an approved T-1 form by 20 December 2011. It is highly recommended that you submit your T-1 as soon as possible, preferably before the end of the Fall Quarter (9 November). This will allow you to make any necessary changes prior to the final deadline.
MCR 703 (Thesis Research)
MCR 703 (Thesis Research) requires successful completion (with an 80 or higher) of MCR 702. MCR 703 is offered every term. You will take it the term after you complete MCR 702.
- MCR 703 is a graded class worth 1 credit. You will take it one time only.
- Your instructor will be your thesis chair. Deliverables will be determined by the thesis chair.
- Students must earn a score of 80 or higher in MCR 703 to be eligible to proceed to MCR 704. Students not earning a score of 80 or higher will be removed from degree candidacy.
MCR 704 (Thesis Completion)
MCR 704 (Thesis Completion) requires successful completion (with an 80 or higher) of MCR 703. MCR 704 is offered every term. You should register for MCR 704 immediately after completing MCR 703.
- Once you register for MCR 704, you must continue to register every quarter until your thesis is complete.
- MCR 704 is taken with your thesis chair, who sets the expectations and requirements. Your chair will give you a grade of In Progress (IP) or No Progress (NP) each quarter. Upon completion, you will be given a final numeric thesis grade worth 2 credits.
- Students who receive two grades of NP in a row, or two during any four term period will be dismissed from the University.
- Students who do not maintain their registration in MCR 704 are subject to dismissal from the University.
- Students who deploy while working on the thesis should contact the Registrar’s office to request a leave of absence. Leaves of absence requests must be approved by the Associate Dean or Dean of the school in which you are enrolled.
- For graduation on 27 July 2012, the completed thesis (to include the T-2 and T-3 forms and the electronic copy) must be turned in NLT COB on 11 July 2012.