Master's Degree Completion Check-List

Students need to complete the following items:

  • Have satisfied the Foreign Language requirement if completing a master’s program in which a Foreign Language is required.
  • Have accumulated the required number of credits for the degree.
  • Have successfully completed all program requirements.
  • Have an approved Program of Study on file in the College of Graduate Studies or have completed the program under DegreeWorks.
  • Have no grades of “I” or “IP” on the graduate transcript.
  • Have a cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Be registered in at least one (1) credit hour if completing a degree program in which a thesis is being completed.
  • Take and pass the comprehensive examination (or equivalent in your department) if required for your degree program by the deadline. Your advisor must submit the Report on Comprehensive Examination/Thesis Defense Form to the College of Graduate Studies by the deadline.
  • Pass the thesis or internship defense by the deadline if completing a degree program in which a thesis or internship is required.
  • Submit the electronic thesis for format review by the College of Graduate Studies by the deadline.
  • Submit the final electronic version of the approved thesis to the College of Graduate Studies by the deadline.
  • Complete the Institutional Review Board (IRB) termination notification through the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs by the deadline.