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2020-2022 Graduate School Catalog 
    
2020-2022 Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Transportation (MS), Curriculum Sequence


Non-Thesis Option


Suggested Curriculum Sequence


Plan of Study (Non-Thesis Option)

The typical plan of study requires enrollment in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term to remain full-time.  Not every course is offered every term, and the following plan of study is an illustration. At the initial conference with an advisor, a preliminary plan of study will be established, and this will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies (using the SGS Plan of Study Form) for placement in the student’s official file.  At this time, any anticipated exceptions or anticipated transfer credits will be noted. An estimated time for completion of the thesis/dissertation must be included. Changes to the plan of study will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies. The student and the advisor will sign the form submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 9 Credits


Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 12 Credits


Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 9 Credits


Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 3 Credits


Note


Only needed if student did not complete comprehensive exam during previous semester.  This course conveys full-time status to a master’s graduate student engaged in study prior to the achievement of master’s candidacy. Students preparing for comprehensive examinations or for a thesis proposal defense enroll in this course.  Additionally, students needing additional time to complete a Master’s Project enroll in this course after initial enrollment in the appropriate Master’s Project course. This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement.  The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 33


Thesis Option


Suggested Curriculum Sequence


Plan of Study (Thesis Option)

The typical plan of study requires enrollment in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term to remain full-time.  Not every course is offered every term, and the following plan of study is an illustration. At the initial conference with an advisor, a preliminary plan of study will be established, and this will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies (using the SGS Plan of Study Form) for placement in the student’s official file.  At this time, any anticipated exceptions or anticipated transfer credits will be noted. An estimated time for completion of the thesis/dissertation must be included. Changes to the plan of study will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies. The student and the advisor will sign the form submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 9 Credits


Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 9 Credits


Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 9 Credits


Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 3 Credits


Note


Upon achieving Master’s Candidacy, the student will continuously register in Fall and Spring terms for TRSP 797   (Thesis Guidance) until the Master’s Thesis is completed and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies for review.  The course is used only when the curriculum is near completion, and the student is completing the research and writing of the thesis. The course registration maintains the student status as a matriculated, full-time student (student is registered for 3 credit hours and the system reports a full-time 9 credit hour load).  After the Intent to Defend the Master’s Thesis form has been accepted by the School of Graduate Studies, this course registration will be changed to TRSP 799   (Thesis Defense) for the given semester and count for 3 credit hours of curricular coursework (TRSP 799   will also count for 9 credit hours of load).  Other courses cannot be substituted for TRSP 797   (Thesis Guidance). The only eligible grade for TRSP 797   (Thesis Guidance) is the grade of “S” and the only acceptable grade for TRSP 799   (Thesis Defense) is “P/F” (Pass/Fail).

Total Credit Hours: 30