MASTER’S DEGREE IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANAYLSIS COMPLETION CHECKLIST
GSAS requires that students maintain continuous enrollment in their programs from the time of matriculation to graduation. To maintain active status in a degree program a student must enroll each fall and spring semester until their degree is awarded. If a student has completed all coursework but requires additional time to complete their degree, then they must enroll in Maintain Matriculation [MAINT-GA 47474] and pay the maintenance fee each fall and spring semester until degree conferral. Students may maintain matriculation only up until the time to degree limit, which is five years. Please refer to the GSAS’s policies and procedures manual.
Complete required seminars, American Studies Seminar and SCA Pro-Seminar: The Art of Research (8 points), and 22 points of elective coursework for a total of 30 points. Refer to the Program Guidelines for details.
Demonstrate proficiency in a second language. Please read Language Guidelines for details on how to fulfill this requirement.
Apply for graduation: You must apply for graduation via Albert the semester before you intend to graduate. Please visit the registrar’s website for specific graduation deadlines and instructions for completing a graduation application. You are responsible for meeting their graduation deadlines.
Select a second reader from the core department faculty, in addition to your primary advisor, at least one semester before you intend to complete your Thesis Paper, and notify your advisor.
Apply and register for a 4-point Independent Study during the semester you will complete your Thesis and intend to graduate. You can take up to 4 points of the required 22 elective points.
Submit your first Thesis Project draft to your readers no later than two months into intended term of graduation (ex. Nov. for January graduates; March for May graduates).