B.    Summary table of department and university requirements (additional details about these requirements are provided in the Deptartment website and at the SFSU Graduate Studies website http://www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy/degree-completion-deadline.htm)

 

REQUIREMENT

WHEN TO DO IT

DATES /DEADLINES

Geol/Metr 700 (Graduate

   Seminar)

First semester of study

offered every Fall Semester

Geol/Metr 701 (Research

   Methods in Ap. Geosci.)

Second semester of study

offered every Spring Semester

Geol/Metr 702 (Quant. 

   Methods in Ap. Geosci.)

Third semester of study

offered every Fall Semester

Geol/Metr 897 (Thesis Research; 6 units total;

   usually taken in 3-unit

   increments)

after Geol/Metr 701 (or concurrently if approved by faculty advisor)

Arranged between student and advisor

 

Advancement to Candidacy

   (ACT) form

 

 

must be submitted to Division of

Graduate Studies before posted the deadline in the semester prior to enrolling in

Geol/Metr 898

for Fall '13 Geol 898 enrollment:

April 1, 2012

for Spg '14 Geol 898 enrollment:

Nov 1, 2013

for Summer '14 Geol 898 enrollment:

Nov 1, 2013

Proposal for Culminating

   Experience (PCE) form

Same as for ACT form, but usually submitted upon completion of Geol 701

Same as for ACT form

Geol/Metr 898 (MS thesis)*

   (credit requires both an oral

   defense and written thesis

   approved ("signed off") by

   student's thesis committee)

 

 

Final semester

 

Arranged and agreed upon by student, thesis advisor, and thesis committee

 

File application for graduation (online form)

 

Early in semester of graduation**

for Fall '13 graduation:

Sept 27, 2013;

[ final deadline (Dec 20) ]

for Spg '14 graduation:

Feb 21, 2014

Written thesis and Report of

   Completion of Culminating

   Experience Requirement form

Submitted to Dept. and Graduate Division (bound copies required for library and Geosciences department)

for Fall '13 graduation:

Dec 20, 2013

for Spg '14 enrollment:

May 16, 2014

Link to SFSU Graduate Studies page "Deadlines For Completing A Graduate Degree" at http://www.sfsu.edu/~gradstdy/degree-completion-deadline.htm for up to date deadlines.

 

* students will not be allowed to enroll in Geol/Metr898 unless their ACT and PCE forms were both submitted by the posted deadline in the prior semester.  To enroll in Geol/Metr 898 during the Summer Semester, ACT and PCE forms must have been submitted during the prior Fall Semester before the posted deadline.

 

**dates shown in table are the deadlines if attending Commencement. If not attending Commencement the deadlines for filing for Fall '12 and Spring '13 graduations are Dec 17, 2012 and May 17, 2013, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.     Schedule to assist student planning for graduation in the desired semester.

 

DEADLINES

ACTIVITY

FALL '13

SPR '14

Semester prior to final semester

(1) Submit ACT and Proposal for Culminating Experience form to Graduate Division; (2) submit thesis intro sections to faculty advisor for review

Prior Spg Semester 4/1/2013

 

Prior Fall Semester

11/1/ 2013

Third week of final semester

Submit results sections and draft figures (plus rewritten introductory sections) to faculty advisor for review

Week of

Sept 10

Week of

Feb 9

Sixth week of final semester

Submit discussion/conclusions sections and rewritten previous sections to faculty advisor for review

Week of

Sept 29

Week of

Mar 2

Eighth week of final semester

(1) With approval of faculty advisor, submit complete draft of thesis to committee members for review; (2) with committee approval, schedule oral defense in consultation with dept. chair and Graduate coordinator

 

Week of

Oct 13

 

Week of

Mar 16

Thirteenth week of final semester (or earlier)

Present oral defense of thesis—need at least two weeks after defense for:

(1) incorporating committee’s final comments; (2) final read-through by advisor; (3) formating thesis to meet Grad Division requirements

 

Week of

Dec 1

 

Week of

Apr 27

Last Day of Instruction

Submit written thesis with signed cover page and Report of Completion of Culminating Experience form to the Graduate Division

Due to Grad Division

Dec. 20

Due to Grad Division

May 16