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1 2 nd Year Masters

2 Plans of Study (POS) Thesis Track POS (must be completed by 12 th week of second sem.) 24 hours of coursework (of these, 12 hours in major area; number of hours in minor area depends on how many minors you have; see POS worksheet) Remaining hours (of the 36) are thesis research credits 3 faculty members on your committee, including your chair (they all can be from COM) In addition to the POS: A prospectus and an oral defense of the thesis prospectus are required An oral defense of the thesis is required Non-thesis Track POS (must be completed by 12 th week of second sem.) All 36 hours are taken in coursework 18 hours in major area Number of hours in minor area depends on how many minors you have 3 faculty members on your committee, including your chair (all members write comprehensive exam questions for you; see the Graduate Manual for more details)

3 Benchmarks for Thesis Track Masters (1) Select major professor, file plan of study by end of 2 nd semester (12 th week) (2) Complete 18 hours of coursework within first 12 months (including summer; ideally 21 hours) (3) Defend thesis prospectus by end of 3 rd semester (earlier if possible) (4) Defend thesis within 24 months (spring/summer of 2 nd year)

4 Benchmarks for Non-thesis Track Masters (1) Select major professor, file plan of study by end of 2 nd semester (12 th week) (2) Complete 18 hours of coursework within first 12 months (including summer; ideally 21 hours) (3) Complete 36 hours of coursework within 24 months (spring/summer of 2 nd year) (4) Successfully complete comprehensive exams by end of 4 th semester (spring of 2 nd year)

5 Benchmarks Additional Information More information about benchmarks for masters’ students (thesis and non-thesis track) can be found at: “Assessing Your Progress” uate/assessment.shtml

6 Reminders and Upcoming Events Grad School will have plagiarism checking program Electronic IRB submission pilot (January, 2011) Graduation deadlines and paperwork (Dec & May) Reminder -- funding for two years Applying to PhD timeline Travel support: $200 (presenting); $150 (not- presenting) Graduate Student Exchange with Copenhagen Business School

7 Reminders and Upcoming Events Undergrad recruitment fair – Oct. 13, 1:00 – 3:30 pm, BRNG 1222 & BRNG lobby Your help with posters? Your help interacting with prospective graduate students? Recruiting prospective grad students -- campus visits NCA Grad Open House, Sunday, Nov 14, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Grand Ballroom, Hilton San Francisco NCA practice session forthcoming Revised teaching policy passed Harlan Award – call will go out in January What things would be helpful to have on website?

8 Discussion and Questions


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