MS (project-option) Graduation Checklist

Below is a brief checklist of items an MS (project option) student should complete before graduation:

Degree Requirements Checklist

  • CIS 5935, Introduction to Research
  • at least 9 courses (27 hours) at or above the 5000 level excluding supervised teaching, supervised research, seminars, DIS, CIS 5970, CIS 5935
  • of the 9 courses, there must be at least one course from each of the core areas, Software, Systems, Theory
  • at least 6 hours of CIS 5915, Software Project, where at most 6 hours count toward the required 35 hours for the degree
  • register, at most once, for CIS 8974, MS Project Defense (withdraw from all but one instance of this if you have registered more than once)
  • register for graduation at the Registrar’s Office during the first two weeks of the semester in which you wish to graduate

Defense & Graduation Checklist

  • submit the project to your committee at least 10 days in advance
  • schedule defense (at least 2 weeks in advance):
    • reserve room (typically 151 Love) with the Eleanor McNealy
    • reserve PC cart (if needed) by signing up on calendar on the door in the copy room in 260 Love
    • inform Eleanor McNealy of title, room, and time of defense so she can send out the notification.
  • obtain the CS Defense Result Form (“green form”) from 203 Love and bring this form to your defense to record the outcome of the defense
  • upon successful defense, have the CS Defense Result Form signed by your committee and return it to the Graduate Coordinator, Daniel Clawson in 203D Love
  • submit an electronic version (pdf) of the project to the CS webmaster (webmaster [at cs dot fsu dot edu]) and the Graduate Coordinator (clawson [at cs dot fsu dot edu])
  • complete the departmental EXIT survey which will be sent electronically towards the ent of the semester
  • if your employment plans are uncertain when completing the EXIT survey, inform the CS Director of Graduate Studies via email when those plans are complete