Important Dates and Deadlines
Monday, September 6, 2010: Labor Day.
Thursday, October 14 by noon: Final date to file thesis with M.A. Advisory Committee by email attachment.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010: M.A. Comprehensive Examination in English, noon to 4:00 pm.
Thursday and Friday, October 28-29: Examination in area of concentration for all those who have passed the Comprehensive Exam.
Thesis students only: The defense of thesis, which serves as a concentration exam for thesis students, may be scheduled the following week.
Friday, October 29 before 11:30 a.m.: Final date for filing thesis on flash drive with Graduate School.
Monday, November 15: Deadline to apply for May graduation and Spring Comprehensive Exams.
Monday, March 14, 2011 by noon: Final date for filing thesis with Graduate Committee by email attachment.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011: M.A. Comprehensive Examinations in English, noon to 4:00 pm.
Thursday and Friday, March 24-25: Examination in area of concentration for all those who have passed the Comprehensive Exam.
Friday, March 25, 2011, before 11:30 a.m.: Final date for filing thesis on flash drive with Graduate School.
February 15, 2011: Final date to apply for August graduation*
*All Spring dates are tentative until the official University Calendar is posted. Click here for ULM Calendar
Paperwork tips for current graduate students:
A non-exhaustive list
Degree Plan: The degree plan worksheet is available from the Office of Graduate Studies (click here). Fill it out online and print it.
Major Professor Form: After a professor agrees to act as your major professor, the necessary major professor form from the Office of Graduate Studies must be completed (click here).
Committee Members: After faculty members agree to be on your thesis committee, they must be recommended in a memo from the department head addressed to the Office of Graduate Studies.
Degree Plan Changes: A form to change or substitute courses on the degree plan is available through the Office of Graduate Studies (click here). A degree plan must already be submitted before courses on it can be changed, and changes must be approved by the major professor.
Thesis: A rather large .pdf document from the Office of Graduate Studies details thesis requirements (click here). It was updated in October, 2007.
[Note: Not all students will opt for writing a thesis. There is a non-thesis option]
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