Plan A (Thesis)
(26 hours of coursework and 4 hours of thesis)
Preliminary and initial advising shall take place upon acceptance to the graduate program to identify background deficiencies and develop a list of required deficiency coursework to be taken. Deficiency coursework must be completed with a grade of B or better early in the student’s graduate residence.
is required of ALL graduate students during the first semester of residence.
All graduate students in geology must complete two semesters of GEOL 5200. Distinguished Lecture Series in the first two semesters of residence plus Rocky Mountain Field Trip.
All M.S. students in the Department of Geology and Geophysics will be required to complete a qualifying exam by the end of the second term in residence. Specific department examination requirements are available from the department office. Failure of this exam may result in dismissal from the graduate program.
The candidate’s committee shall evaluate the thesis and conduct the final examination. The final exam is an oral presentation of the thesis, oral defense of thesis, and oral responses to questions relating to ancillary topics. Failure of this exam can result in dismissal. Retaking of the exam is subject to the discretion of the candidate’s graduate committee.