Key Program Activities

Following is an abbreviated timeline for key program activities that should be used as a guide to accomplishing critical tasks.

Prior to First Registration

  • Visit with three faculty members for advice on possible courses to take in the first semester.


  • Come to the ECE Graduate Office (EE Building, Room 135) to register.


During First Semester

  • Satisfy the English proficiency requirements


  • Select a major professor and an advisory committee.


  • Submit a plan of study (prior to registration for second semester).


  • Satisfy the EE 694 seminar requirement. If you do not satisfy this requirement in the first semester, do so in the earliest semester possible.


During Final Semester

All Master's Students

  • Declare candidacy on the registration form when you register for your final semester.


  • Review your plan of study to ensure that all degree requirements are met.


Thesis Option Students

  • Complete a draft copy of your thesis.


  • Obtain preliminary thesis format approval from the Thesis Format Advisor prior to scheduling the Final Examination.


  • Schedule the Final Examination with your major professor, your advisory committee members, and the ECE Graduate Office at least 3 weeks prior to the proposed date of the exam.


  • Distribute copies of your thesis to advisory committee members at least two weeks before the Final Examination.


  • Complete the Final Examination and Thesis requirements by the deadline set by the Graduate School.