Graduate students should consult clearly and methodically with their advisor to plan their schedule of major due dates to complete their written work in order to graduate in optimal time. Be sure to give your committee members several opportunities to periodically read your work, providing plenty of time for them to respond to you and for you to make requested changes. Schedule a time to meet with each committee member face to face to discuss your work and their suggestions. Always send your work to your advisor to approve before release to the committee. Plan to graduate at the end of Fall or Spring semester, as faculty are frequently elsewhere during the summer. Be aware of all the due dates on both the Graduate School and Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability web pages; compliance with these is your responsibility.
Please note that each program undertaken requires a separate plan of study to be filed.