Statement of Plans for Master's Students

For a May 2018 Degree

(MA paper is completed prior to start of final exams)

Date Description
Thursday, Feb. 1 Deadline to file "Master's Paper Plans" with the department [provisional paper title, short description, and the names of your two readers]
Thursday, March 1 Deadline to file the registrar's application for a master's degree [online]
Friday, March 2 First full draft of master's paper is due to one or both readers
Friday, March 23 Faculty comments on master's papers due to degree candidates
Tuesday, May 1 Final, revised version of master's paper due to both readers [This is during the final exam period. Note deadlines are tighter due to May commencement and the lead time required to prepare diplomas.]

For a August 2018 Degree

(subject to reader availability; work is completed in early August)

Date Description
Friday, June 1 Deadline to file "Master's Paper Plans" with the department [provisional paper title, short description, and the names of your two readers]
Friday, June 22 Deadline to file the registrar's application for a master's degree
Friday, June 29 First full draft of master's paper is due to one or both readers
Friday, July 13 Faculty comments on master's papers due to degree candidates
Thursday, Aug. 9 Final, revised version of master's paper due to both readers. August degrees are conferred on Aug. 31. 

The student and both readers should establish mutual expectations in advance.