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This page is for graduate students pursuing a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in EEB and their advisor(s). This document is provided as a convenience, but please consult the Graduate Catalog for authoritative information, or for clarification and elaboration of information found here. If you would like this information in the form of a table that can be printed, filled in and kept on file, Eric Schultz's original M.S. Ontogeny documents can be downloaded in either  [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/department/grads/ontogeny/MS_Student_Ontogeny_Table.doc Word] or [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/department/grads/ontogeny/MS_Student_Ontogeny_Table.pdf PDF] format. There is a corresponding [[Ph.D. Ontogeny|ontogeny for Ph.D. students]].
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This page is for graduate students pursuing a thesis-based Master of Science (MS) degree in EEB and their advisers. BS/MS students should consult the [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/department/BSMS/ BS/MS web page].  This document is provided as a convenience, and it is important to consult the Graduate Catalog for authoritative information on university-level requirements, or for clarification and elaboration of information found here. A more detailed account of EEB's academic guidelines for MS students will be included in the forthcoming EEB Student Handbook and is currently available [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/8/82/EEB_MS_guidelines_FINAL.pdf here]. If Graduate School guidelines conflict with the EEB Handbook, please notify Chris Elphick immediately.  There is a corresponding [[Ph.D. Ontogeny|ontogeny for PhD students]].
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The time-line described below applies to all students who matriculated in, or after, Fall 2014.  Students who joined the program earlier are encouraged to track these guidelines as closely as possible.
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== Full course load ==
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The Graduate Catalog (available on the Graduate School web site) says that a full time on-campus student must enroll in 6 or more credits if holding a 50% (or greater) TA/RA or 9 credits if not on a TA/RA. If working on an off-campus project, see the Graduate Catalog for details.
  
 
== Advisory committee ==
 
== Advisory committee ==
Formation of the advisory committee is recommended prior to completion of 12 credit hours of course work. The committee should include at least 3 faculty members: the major advisor, a second advisor (normally from EEB), and a third advisor, who must be a member of the graduate faculty at UConn.
 
  
== Plan of Study ==
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EEB MS students are expected to:
It is recommended that the Plan of Study be filed with the Graduate School prior to completion of 12 credit hours of course work.
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- Form a provisional committee of at least 3 faculty members, including the major adviser, before the start of the second semester.
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- Finalize committee membership before the end of the second semester. 
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- Meet with their committee at least annually.
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== Plan of study ==
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EEB MS students are expected to submit a Plan of Study to the Graduate School before the end of the second semester.  See the Graduate School web site for the latest information on what the Plan of Study entails.
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== Thesis defense and exam ==
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EEB MS thesis students are expected to complete their thesis, present their thesis research to the department, and take their final MS exam before the end of their fourth semester.
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Prior to the thesis exam:
  
== Thesis plan approved ==
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- Distribute a complete draft of your thesis chapters to your committee at least two weeks before the exam date. 
  
== Thesis filed ==
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- Check the Graduate School web site for other university requirements associated with completing your degree.
Completion of degree is expected "within two years or so." Thesis should be filed by August 31, December 31 or 13 days prior to commencement.
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== Defense ==
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:59, 7 January 2015

This page is for graduate students pursuing a thesis-based Master of Science (MS) degree in EEB and their advisers. BS/MS students should consult the BS/MS web page. This document is provided as a convenience, and it is important to consult the Graduate Catalog for authoritative information on university-level requirements, or for clarification and elaboration of information found here. A more detailed account of EEB's academic guidelines for MS students will be included in the forthcoming EEB Student Handbook and is currently available here. If Graduate School guidelines conflict with the EEB Handbook, please notify Chris Elphick immediately. There is a corresponding ontogeny for PhD students.

The time-line described below applies to all students who matriculated in, or after, Fall 2014. Students who joined the program earlier are encouraged to track these guidelines as closely as possible.

Full course load

The Graduate Catalog (available on the Graduate School web site) says that a full time on-campus student must enroll in 6 or more credits if holding a 50% (or greater) TA/RA or 9 credits if not on a TA/RA. If working on an off-campus project, see the Graduate Catalog for details.

Advisory committee

EEB MS students are expected to:

- Form a provisional committee of at least 3 faculty members, including the major adviser, before the start of the second semester.

- Finalize committee membership before the end of the second semester.

- Meet with their committee at least annually.

Plan of study

EEB MS students are expected to submit a Plan of Study to the Graduate School before the end of the second semester. See the Graduate School web site for the latest information on what the Plan of Study entails.

Thesis defense and exam

EEB MS thesis students are expected to complete their thesis, present their thesis research to the department, and take their final MS exam before the end of their fourth semester.

Prior to the thesis exam:

- Distribute a complete draft of your thesis chapters to your committee at least two weeks before the exam date.

- Check the Graduate School web site for other university requirements associated with completing your degree.