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It is understood that changes may occur to this plan as students make progress with their studies; changes in the Working Formal Study Plan do not need to be submitted to the Graduate Education Office.
However, students must submit a Final Formal Study Plan within the first 3 weeks of the quarter in which they expect to graduate. This Final Formal Study Plan must accurately reflect the courses that have been completed to satisfy their program requirements.
Each Master's degree program has specific prerequisites, both in courses and in grade-point average.
Deficiencies in prerequisites must be defined by the graduate coordinator in the conditional acceptance offer, and the graduate coordinator is responsible for verifying prerequisite compliance prior to the submission of the Advancement to Candidacy.
Courses taken for this purpose normally do not count toward fulfillment of the unit requirement for the degree. Departmental advisors and graduate coordinators share the responsibility for advising Master's degree students throughout their work toward a degree.
Students are urged to maintain a personal file of transcripts and other records of all undergraduate and graduate work undertaken, and to make this file available whenever they seek advising.
Post-Baccalaureate Change of Objective If students wish to change their post-baccalaureate objective, they must formally file this intention by completing a Post-baccalaureate Change of Objective PBCO form, available at www.
A student must be enrolled for one quarter in the program that they were admitted before filing PBCO. Formal Study Plan The student should make an appointment with their Graduate Program Coordinator during their first quarter of graduate study to develop a Working Formal Study Plan for the Master's degree.
A formal study plan is an agreement between the student and the college on the specific coursework to be completed in order to fulfill the course requirements for the Master's degree. The student should always consult with their advisor to ensure that only approved courses are selected, since departmental requirements vary and some courses are excluded.
A copy of the study plan must be submitted to Graduate Education for review and final approval. Courses below the level may not constitute any part of the approved units on the Formal Study Plan AS However, in those programs where specific courses below the level may be essential for a student's success, the student may be conditionally admitted to the program contingent upon completing those courses.
Do not list any prerequisite courses on the Formal Study Plan. Graduate Courses Taken by Undergraduates for Graduate Credit Cal Poly undergraduates may take courses in the or series for graduate credit while still matriculated as undergraduates.
Students must list these courses taken as an undergraduate in the appropriate place on the Formal Study Plan. The Advancement to Candidacy form must be submitted by the end of the third quarter of enrollment.
The form will be processed only when: A Working Formal Study Plan has been submitted and approved.
For a thesis, all members of the thesis committee must be identified. For a project, the project advisor must be identified. It identifies the problem, states the major assumptions, explains the significance of the undertaking, sets forth the sources for and methods of gathering information, analyzes the data, and offers a conclusion or recommendation.
The finished product evidences originality, critical and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation. Normally, an oral defense of the thesis is required. The following are requirements for a thesis committee: Exceptions to the thesis committee composition must be approved by the College Dean.
If a thesis report is required in a Master's degree program, a committee-approved copy must be completed in accordance with university specifications. Guidelines to be followed in preparing a final copy for filing with the University can be obtained from Graduate Education, or online at www.
Upon completion of any corrections required by the Editor or thesis committee, the student submits the electronic thesis report to the DigitalCommons CalPoly, a digital archive for the University.
It evidences originality and independent thinking, appropriate form and organization, and a rationale. It is described and summarized in a written report that includes the project's significance, objectives, methodology, and a conclusion or recommendation.
An oral defense of the project may be required. The following are requirements for a project: Project reports do not have to be submitted to Graduate Education and typically are not uploaded to the Digital Commons CalPoly. The results of the examination should provide evidence of these abilities and achievement.
Research Involving Special Conditions Research that involves the use of human subjects, vertebrate animals, hazardous materials, or information and materials subject to export-control regulations requires special campus review before the study begins.
If your research involves any of these special conditions, check with your Graduate Coordinator and Graduate Education for procedures.
It indicates that work is in progress and has been evaluated and found to be satisfactory to date, but that assignment of a grade must await completion of additional work.Otterbein offers a range of undergraduate degree programs for traditional students, adult students, international students and transfer students.
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Graduate Certificate Programs. An academic graduate certificate program declares that a student has satisfactorily completed a sequence of advanced academic courses that provide instruction in a stand-alone, coherent body of specialized knowledge.
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Other. Personal interviews may be requested. A minimum GMAT score of is recommended. In addition, applicants must present an undergraduate GPA sufficient to demonstrate an acceptable probability of success in graduate-level studies.