Degree Progress Milestones

The department has adopted the use of milestones for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees to assist both the student and the advisor in assuring that goals are met in a timely manner.

 The milestones will appear on a checklist at the bottom of the progress report/request for support that each student is required to submit to the Department Head on an annual basis. If there is a compelling reason for not meeting a milestone deadline, the student can write a letter, signed by his/her advisor, to the Department Head with a copy to the Graduate Program Council justifying the need for an extension. It will be up to the Department Head, in consultation with the Graduate Program Council, to grant or deny the extension. (M.S. checklist; Ph.D. checklist)