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Milestone in the Master's Program

Selection of area of specialization and major professor

  • By the first day of the 1st semester

 Preparation and approval of plan of study

  • Identification of research topic and completion of research work
  • 2nd and 3rd semester

Not applicable for the ‘Coursework Option’

  • By the end of the 1st semester – required for 2nd semester registration beginning Spring 2011
  • Completed electronically via MyPurdue

    Must be approved by plan of study coordinator, all advisory committee members and department graduate chair by Friday prior to the start of the semester of expected graduation

    Suggested submission early to avoid processing delay and removal from candidate list

Preparation of Master’s Thesis or Project Report

  • During 3rd or 4th semester
  • Not applicable for the ‘Coursework Option’

Completion of Exit Survey

Graduation Procedures

To schedule your thesis defense or project report students must do the following:

  • Identify a date that works for all committee members
  • Submit the Graduate can log into their MyPurdue account to find a link to the database to submit a form 8.
    • Minimum of 2 weeks prior to the scheduled defense date
  • Submit Thesis or Report to all committee members at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled defense date
  • Reserve the Nuclear Engineering Conference Room with the Student Service Office
  • Mention this is for a defense or final report to receive priority reservation