Schedule of Events for Completion of Master's Degree


Thesis Option

Item Deadline
Selection of Major Professor and Appointment of Advisory Committee During first semester of study
File Plan of Study During second semester of study (changes can be made at a later date if necessary)
Confirm Final Plan of Study. The title of courses listed on your transcript should match what is on your plan of study (e.g., IE 590 or IE 690) By fourth week of graduating semester
Complete G-8 Paperwork that Request Appointment of Final Examining Committee Three weeks prior to final examination
Deliver Copies of the Thesis to Members of the Final Examining Committee Two weeks prior to final examination
Defend Thesis Two weeks prior to the end of the semester
Complete GS Form 9 Paperwork for Thesis Acceptance (Must be on cotton paper – see Graduate Coordinator for the paper). This form must be signed by your major professor, committee members, and the Associate Head of Graduate Programs for IE. As soon after your defense as possible
Submit Electronic Thesis Deposit (ETD). GS ETD Form 9 for Thesis Acceptance must be completed and attached as first page of the PDF document. At least 24 hours prior to their scheduled appointment with the thesis submission.
Final deposit appointment with Thesis/ Dissertation Office. Make sure to take the signed GS Form 9.
www.gradschool.purdue.edu/thesis.cfm
One week prior to end of semester
Deliver Two Bound Copies and a CD containing a PDF copy of the Dissertation to the School of Industrial Engineering. Complete the Exit Interview and give to Graduate Coordinator. Prior to Commencement
Clean out office and turn in any keys Prior to Commencement
Attend Commencement and Receive Congratulations from Faculty, Family, and Friends! Scheduled Engineering Commencement

Non-Thesis Option

Item Deadline
Selection of Major Professor and Appointment of Advisory Committee During first semester of study
File Plan of Study During second semester of study (changes can be made at a later date if necessary)
Complete All Course Requirements By third semester of study
Confirm Final Plan of Study. The title of courses listed on your transcript should match what is on your plan of study (e.g., IE 590 or IE 690). By fourth week of graduating semester
Complete the Exit Interview and give to Graduate Coordinator. Prior to Commencement
Clean out office and turn in any keys Prior to Commencement
Attend Commencement and Receive Congratulations from Faculty, Family, and Friends! Scheduled Engineering Commencement