Master’s Thesis Timeline

Ideal Timeline for RMES Master’s students

September Year 1

  • Student begins program
  • Student meets with primary adviser to determine research and course plan.

March/April Year 1

April Year 1

  • Spring Review takes place

May to August Year 1

  • Student makes further progress.
  • Fieldwork and data collection necessary for thesis takes place.

September Year 2

  • Student completes data collection.
  • 2nd Committee Meeting
  • 2nd Committee Report Form (RES)
  • Thesis Progress Report Form (RES)

December Year 2

  • Course Requirements Completed

To graduate and finish in Spring or Summer of Year 2, you may either:

April Year 2

  • Submit Thesis or project by 2nd week of April to graduate in May
  • Masters Thesis Approval Form (G+PS)


August Year 2

  • Submit Thesis by final week of August to meet Aug. 31st deadline
  • Masters Thesis Approval Form (G+PS)