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FAQ

1. When am I required to submit a degree plan?

Students pursuing a Masters Degree should submit a degree plan prior to the preregistration period of their second long semester (spring or fall), and doctoral students should submit a degree plan prior to the preregistration period of their fourth long semester.

2. Can I make changes to my degree plan after it is approved?

Yes, you can change committee members and/or courses by submitting an electronic Longform petition on OGAPS’ Document Processing Submission System. The petition will require approval from your Committee, the Department Head, and OGAPS.

3. Can I change my degree status once I’m admitted?

Yes, you can change your status by submitting an electronic MDD petition on OGAPS’ Document Processing Submission System. The petition will require approval from the Department Head and OGAPS.

4. How many members should I select for my Advisory Committee?

M.S. committees must consist of at least three members: two from within the Department and one from an outside department. Your Advisor should be selected as your Committee Chair.

Ph.D. committees must consist of at least four members: three from within the Department and one from an outside department. Your Advisor should be selected as your Committee Chair. The Committee must include at least one theorist and one experimentalist, except for Astronomy students.

   

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