There are four areas graduate students need to address to successfully complete the graduate program. These are
When selecting a major professor, the student is selecting someone who assists them in framing research questions, selecting the thesis or creative component format, supervising the work and managing the activities of the Program of Study Committee.
Whether a student selects a thesis or a creative component, a three-person program of study (POS) committee must be selected.
The committee includes three members:
Greenlee graduate students must complete either a thesis or creative component.
A thesis is a scholarly product that is:
A creative component permits students’ maximum flexibility in their approach to scholarship. It is equal in scholarly rigor to a thesis, but is often presented in non-traditional ways, such as:
Every graduate student must hold a final oral examination or thesis/creative component defense.
Before granting permission for the final oral examination, the Graduate College will check to ensure that the following items have been completed: