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Timeline for M.A. students entering with B.A./B.S. – Plan B (non-thesis)

Students Entering with B.A./B.S. for M.A. – Plan B  (24 credits)

Fall, Year 1

Spring, Year 1

Summer, Year 1

Choose Advisor Recruit Advisory Committee Research for Report
Coursework Coursework 
GEOG 5010 – Proseminar GEOG 5000 – Research Design (recommended)
GEOG 5500 – GIS (if no previous GIS) GEOG 5010 – Proseminar (optional):
Professional Development issues
Other courses Other courses
Advising during orientation Annual report due January
Planning meeting with advisory committee in Spring
Meet with Dept Head & Grad Advisor
AAG or professional meeting
Search and apply for grants (internal or external)

Fall, Year 2

Spring, Year 2

File Plan of Study  (start of Spring at latest)
Research Paper & Final Exam
Coursework Coursework
Independent study credits Independent study credits
GEOG 6000 – Geographic Thought (recommended) Other courses (as needed)
Other courses
Advising during orientation Annual report due January
Begin job hunt or apply for PhD program Meet with Dept Head & Grad Advisor
AAG or professional meeting

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