M.S. Milestone Requirements & Timeline
To remain in academic good standing, Cornell University MSE Master of Science (M.S.) students must satisfy the below academic milestones in accordance with the official M.S. timeline. It is recommended that students check Graduate School deadlines prior to setting plans for completion of milestones.
For a detailed recommended planning timeline for completion milestones (B/M Exams), see here.
|Nominate Chairperson||before end of 1st semester|
|Nominated Minor Committee Member||before end of 2nd semester|
Your minor member must represent a minor concentration. This minor concentration will show up on your transcript.
|Student Progress Review (SPR)||every spring semester||Follow prompts received from the department each spring semester.|
|Public Thesis Defense (M Exam)||by the 8th semester|
|Submit Thesis on ProQuest||no more than 60 days after passing M Exam||A degree is not conferred until the above requirements are met AND a student's thesis is submitted and approved on ProQuest. Students should submit the thesis at the approval of the full committee and no more than 60 days after passing the M Exam.|
If any of the above requirements cannot be met according to the required timeline, students must Submit a Petition to the Graduate School. Communicate all petition requests with your committee, DGS, and GFA prior to submission.