Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Selecting Plan I or Plan II
The two plans under which one may pursue a master’s degree are designed to meet the individual needs of students who aspire to varying types of professional careers. In a sense, Plan I (thesis) and Plan II (non-thesis) represent different experiences. Consequently, the academic departments and the Graduate College discourage switching from one plan to another.
If a student wishes to change from one plan to another after the TDP has been filed, the student’s request to switch must be submitted for evaluation to the graduate coordinator. If approved, the graduate coordinator submits the recommendation for approval to the dean designate of the Graduate College. If a switch from Plan I to Plan II is recommended and approved, the grade of IP (in progress) will remain for all thesis hours listed on the transcript.
A graduate student may not switch from Plan I to Plan II if he or she fails the final thesis examination. A graduate student may not switch from Plan II to Plan I if he or she fails the non-thesis evaluation (e.g., comprehensive exam, presentation, final project, recital portfolio, etc.)