Master's Student Academic Timeline

Typical Academic Progress of a Master's Student

Year 1

  • Orientation (and TA Training, if applicable)
  • Plan of Study
  • Coursework

Year 2

  • Coursework
  • Research or project, if applicable. Professional programs such as the MBA and MArch only require coursework.
    • After first semester: Master's Committee Nomination (if applicable).
    • Defense of Thesis
    • Submission of Thesis
  • Graduation
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