Master’s Completion Checklist

 

Master's Thesis

Newly Admitted (before the beginning of the first term)

  • Respond to offer of admission
  • Locate housing
  • Clear any medical holds
  • Obtain student ID card
  • Attend orientation

Getting Started (your first term on campus)

  • Register for classes
  • Check academic calendar for deadlines
  • Contact your departmental advisor
  • Identify your major professor
  • Begin selecting your advisory committee
  • Develop your Plan of Study

Making Progress (After your first term)

  • Register each term
  • Check academic calendar for deadlines
  • Submit your approved Plan of Study (recommended)
  • Complete required course work
  • Complete comprehensive exams

Nearing Completion(one term before you graduate)

Graduating(the term you plan to graduate)

  • Register (one hour minimum)
  • Check academic calendar for deadlines
  • Clear all incomplete grades
  • Clear all holds
  • Submit PDF of your thesis to thesis@auburn.edu for Format Check (required)
    • Note: When submitting thesis for format check, please indicate in your email the style guide being used (EX: APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) and original file type that was used to create your thesis (Ex: .docx, .xlsx, .sas, .spss etc.)
  • Schedule final oral exam. Once completed, submit the signed Thesis Master’s Final Examination Form to the Graduate School.
  • Submit Signed ETD Final Approval Form
  • Submit ETD
  • Join the Auburn University Alumni Association

Master's Non-Thesis

Newly Admitted (before the beginning of the first term)

  • Respond to offer of admission
  • Locate housing
  • Clear any medical holds
  • Obtain student ID card
  • Attend orientation

Getting Started (your first term on campus)

  • Register for classes
  • Check academic calendar for deadlines
  • Contact your departmental advisor
  • Identify your major professor
  • Begin selecting your advisory committee

Making Progress (After your first term)

  • Register each term
  • Check academic calendar for deadlines
  • Submit your approved Plan of Study (recommended)
  • Complete required course work
  • Complete comprehensive exams

Nearing Completion(one term before you graduate)

Graduating(the term you plan to graduate)

Last modified: February 21, 2018