MS Plan II Progress Report

MS Plan II - PDF Version

This document contains the advising forms and procedural information for HYS graduate students pursuing a Master’s degree in Hydrologic Sciences without a thesis (Plan II). Degree requirements for HYS were previously established; these required procedural forms will guide each student through his/her education and help track performance. The first page lists all of the degree requirements, except the comprehensive exam and project paper requirements. The second page is an educational planning and annual progress tool to help design an education when a student starts and track performance as the student progresses. The third page is the Comprehensive Exam and Project Paper Report Form.

The degree-requirements form is intended to be filled out upon completion of coursework and must be signed by the student, Major Professor, and Graduate Advisor in order to graduate.

The educational plan and coursework progress report form serves two roles. To function as an educational planning tool, it is intended to be completely drafted for all anticipated years of coursework by the student in collaboration with his/her Major Professor upon entry into HYS. The student should refer to the degree-requirements form to make sure that the plan accounts for all requirements. It is likely that specifics of the plan will change over time, but it is important to establish an initial plan to make sure that the student’s education will achieve his/her desired educational goals as well as meet degree requirements. Once drafted, the student must schedule to meet with his Graduate Advisor for review of the plan. The plan must be submitted to Student Affairs Officer by November 15. At the beginning of each subsequent academic year, the student will meet with her Major Professor, record the grades earned in the previous year, review/amend the plan for the remaining years, and then the Major Professor will initial the form in the far right cell for that year. Then the student must schedule to meet with his/her Graduate Advisor for review and initials. The updated form must be submitted to Student Affairs Officer by November 15 each year. The form is updated annually through the student’s career in HYS.

The Comprehensive Exam and Project Paper Report Form must be submitted to Student Affairs Officer after the comprehensive exam is taken and the project paper submitted. Students should endeavor to establish a comprehensive exam committee in his/her final year of study. The student will schedule the exam with the committee, take it at the appointed time, and obtain the signatures. A project paper that demonstrates application of specialization, must be completed and approved by the student's Major Professor, the Graduate Advisor, and Group Chair.