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Graduation Requirements Checklist

If you are graduating this term, you must make certain that you are following all of the Graduate School’s designated deadlines.  In addition, there are departmental requirements that you will need to complete.  Please see the list below.

Master of Science Students

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE TERM YOU INTEND TO GRADUATE

  1. Apply for graduation.
  2. Complete the Approved Program Form
  3. Complete the Nomination of Thesis or Dissertation Committee Form.
  4. Complete the Certification of Masters without Thesis Form (for non-thesis M.S. degrees, including Ph.D. students receiving an M.S. along the way)
  5. A week prior to your final thesis defense, please provide us: the title, abstract, day, time, location, and committee members to announce your defense to the public
  6. Student must ensure that each committee member fill out the Defense Assessment Form (you’ll get this from the Graduate Studies Office)

Please note, this form is referred to as the Middle States Form. It is required for accreditation purposes and must be completed during your defense

 

Once you have satisfactory defended your FINAL Thesis/Dissertation, we will need to provide us the following:

  1. Your Completed Nomination of Thesis or Dissertation Committee Form. If you have not done so already.
    •  Please note, this should have been completed at the time of your proposal defense.
    • Inform the Graduate Office if your Committee has changed from when you originally established your committee. If so, you must complete a new Nomination of Thesis or Dissertation Form.
  2. A completed Report of Examining Committee Form (with all signatures)
    • You can get this from the Graduate Studies Office or the Office of the Registrar when/if the Nomination of Thesis or Dissertation committee form is approved.
  3. Submit a final copy of your Thesis/Dissertation via ETD System and Electronic Publication Form  AND provide a pdf copy to Marta Manzano at mmanzano@umd.edu or megrad@umd.edu before the University’s deadline (please refer to this link for the deadlines)

 

For the Dissertation/Thesis style guide, templates, and how to upload  please go here

http://gradschool.umd.edu/students/academic-progress/thesis-and-dissertation-filing

Submit and electronic version of your Thesis/Dissertation via email to the Graduate Studies Office to  Marta Manzano at  mmanzano@umd.edu or megrad@umd.edu

If you would like to have your Thesis/Dissertation professional bound, we have used this company in the past:

The Gruver Co., Inc.

3342 Bladensburg Road, LL-B

Brentwood, MD 20722

Attn: Jeff Haven

301-277-2891

 

Provide the Graduate Studies Office with a jpeg or pdf photo of yourself. It is recommended that the photo be professional in scope.

 

Mechanical Engineering M.S. Students

Reliability Engineering M.S. Students

 

Complete the  DEPARTMENT EXIT PLAN.

  • International Students complete the ISSS Exit Plan Must be completed at the beginning of their final term. Also be sure that your I-20 does NOT expire before your final dissertation submittal. ALSO, you MUST be assured that you are definitely graduating. If not you may run into major problems).
  • Upload and Submit the ISSS Exit plan through the following link

https://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/international-students-scholar-services/submit-your-documents

*In addition to coursework, all M.S. students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of Master’s Thesis Research (ENME 799 or ENRE 799) over the course of the M.S. program

 

PhD Students

Mechanical Engineering PhD Students

Reliability Engineering PhD Students

 

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE TERM YOU INTEND TO GRADUATE

  1. Apply for graduation.
    1. Complete the Approved Program Form (If you’re a MS candidate).
    2. (if applicable) Complete the Certification of Masters without Thesis Form(if you are a M.Eng. student or completing a Masters agree along the way to the Ph.D.)

A week prior to FINAL DISSERTATION DEFENSE  Please provide us with  the following:

    • Title:
    • Abstract:
    • List of all Committee members:
    • Date:
    • Time:
    • Location:
  1. 3. Student must ensure that each committee member fill out the Defense Assessment Form. (you’ll get this from the Graduate Office)

               Please note, this form is referred to as the Middle States Form. It is required for accreditation purposes and it must be completed during your defense

 

Once you have satisfactory defended your FINAL Thesis/Dissertation, we will need to provide us the following:

            Please note, this should have been completed at the time of your proposal defense

  • Inform the Graduate Office if your Committee has changed from when you originally established your committee. If so, you must complete a new Nomination of Thesis or Dissertation Form.
  • A completed Report of Examining Committee Form (with all signatures)

You can get this from the ME Graduate Office or the Office of the Registrar when/if the Nomination of Thesis or Dissertation committee form is approved.

Lastly, submit a final copy of your Thesis/Dissertation via ETD System and Electronic Publication Form  AND  provide a pdf copy to Marta Manzano at mmanzano@umd.edu or megrad@umd.edu before the University’s deadline (please refer to this link for the deadlines)

  • For the Dissertation/Thesis style guide, templates, and how to upload  please go here

http://gradschool.umd.edu/students/academic-progress/thesis-and-dissertation-filing

Submit and electronic version of your Thesis/Dissertation via email to the Graduate Studies Office  Marta Manzano at mmanzano@umd.edu or megrad@umd.edu

If you would like to have your Thesis/Dissertation professional bound, we have used this company in the past:

The Gruver Co., Inc.

3342 Bladensburg Road, LL-B

Brentwood, MD 20722

Attn: Jeff Haven

301-277-2891

 

Provide the Graduate Office with a jpeg or pdf photo of yourself. It is recommended that the photo be professional in scope

  1. Provide to us via email a pdf of you entire Thesis/Dissertation
  2. Verify your Graduation Candidate Application status

 

Complete the  DEPARTMENT EXIT PLAN

    • International Students complete the ISSS Exit Plan Must be completed at the beginning of their final term. Also be sure that your I-20 does NOT expire before your final dissertation submittal. ALSO, you MUST be assured that you are definitely graduating. If not you may run into major problems
    • Upload and Submit the ISSS Exit plan through the following link

https://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/international-students-scholar-services/submit-your-documents