GRADUATE STUDENT TIMELINE - Thesis Option

Upon Admission / During First Semester:

  • Contact and Communicate with your assigned Academic Advisor
  • Construct a Degree Plan based on future course rotation schedule

NOTE: Full time in Fall and Spring semesters is 9 hours. Full time in Summer is 6 hours.

  • Complete GRE (if not done already) by the end of the First Semester. (NOTE: If the GRE is not taken prior to admission, students are not eligible for full qualification admission and not eligible for financial aid or assistantships.)

 

After 9 hours completed and before 15 hours completed / PRIOR to enrolling in Thesis Hours:

 

Upon enrollment in Thesis Hours:

  • By end of 1st semester in which student registers for Thesis credit, complete and Present / Defend Thesis Proposal to Committee
  • Continuous Enrollment: Student must register for at least one hour of thesis credit each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) after enrolling in their first thesis course
During Final Semester
  • Apply to graduate (see UCA Academic Calendar for deadlines)
  • Submit Thesis to Committee for approval then Defend Thesis publicly. Obtain approval of written thesis from Committee
  • Submit a draft of the thesis for a format check to the Graduate School
  • Submit "final" thesis to Graduate School for approval AT LEAST two weeks prior to graduation
  • To complete the degree requirement, upload thesis to Proquest after the final copies are approved by the dean

 

THESIS GUIDELINES: UNDER CONSTRUCTION. PLEASE SEND QUESTIONS TO: geography@uca.edu