Checklist of the Graduation Requirements to Finish the M.A. Option I (Thesis)

Note:  It is the student’s responsibility to notify the EEB Graduate Program Coordinator at least three to two weeks prior to the master’s defense to request departmental and College permission to schedule the event.  Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator early during the semester of anticipated degree completion to receive detailed instructions for completing remaining degree requirements and their deadlines.


  1.  Coursework Requirements

    • Scientific Integrity in EEB (BIOL 805)
    • Statistics, such as Biometry I (BIOL 841), or equivalent knowledge
    • Core Topics in Current EEB Research (BIOL 801)
    • Minimum 1 credit in Master’s Thesis (BIOL 899)
    • Completion of 30 hours of graduate-level credits
      • No more than 10 hours of these 30 may come from thesis or advanced study hours
    • Other course requirements set by the PAM/RAC
  2. Master’s Defense 
  3. Thesis Presentation (may or may not be scheduled concurrently with the defense)
  4. Apply to Graduate
  5. Thesis Submission
    • For the College

      • Follow the instructions on your "My Graduation Checklist" Canvas site
    • For EEB
      • Submit a PDF of the thesis to the EEB Graduate Program Coordinator
  6. Set up an in-person, confidential exit interview with the Chair of EEB