Culminating Experience

Graduate students must complete a culminating experience which may include thesis, special project and/or comprehensive examination prior to graduation. A Culminating Experience Proposal must be approved by Graduate Studies before enrolling in the culminating experience course.


Deadline

The proposal for Culminating Experience must be filed the semester before you enroll in your Culminating Experience Course 895/898/890/892/894.

 

Types of Culminating Experiences

The following is an overview of the different types of Culminating Experiences available. Check with your Department advisor to confirm what types of culminating experiences are available for your graduate program

 

Related Forms & Resources

Culminating Experience Forms

Joint Culminating Experience Project Form

Title Change for Culminating Experience

Petition for Committee Revision

Protocol Approval Form - Animal Subjects

Protocol Approval Form - Human Subjects

 


How to file:

 

Step 1: Select a Culminating Experience Committee

Each student must select a committee of faculty members who will advise and evaluate the student on their culminating experience.

 

Step 2: Complete the Culminating Experience Form

The Culminating Experience Form must be submitted a semester prior to registering in your culminating experience course. Fill out and print your Culminating Experience Form online - no handwritten materials accepted.

NOTE: This form is NOT needed if you are taking ISED 897 or taking a written comprehensive exam.

 

Step 3: Complete a written proposal for your Culminating Experience

A separate written proposal describing your Culminating Experience must be attached to your proposal form and submitted to your committe for approval.

 

Step 4: Register for Culminating Experience course

After completing the steps above, you will be able to register for the appropriate culminating experience course through the normal registration process.

 

 

Optional Requirements

 

Petition for Committee Revision

You can make changes to your committee/readers for your study/project/thesis using the Committee Revision. This form must be filed before you graduate.

 

Joint Culminating Experience Project Form

If you are collaborating on a culminating experience you must submit a Joint Culminating Experience Project Form

 

Title Change for Culminating Experience

Use the Title Change for Culminating Experience to change the title of your Culminating Experience.

 

Protocol Approval Forms

Any research conducted by a student that involves humans and/or animals requires the approval of ORSP: Human and Animal Protections. The appropriate form must be submitted and approved BEFORE registering for a Culminating Experience course.

Protocol Approval Form - Animal Subjects

Protocol Approval Form - Human Subjects