Part-time student

This semester-by-semester course sequence is provided as an example for part-time students. Specific course sequences will depend on each students individual situation.

Semester

Credits

First Semester Fall

500-level foundation course (3 credits)

500-level foundation course (3 credits)

6

Second Semester - Spring

600-level elective (3 credits)

600-level elective (3 credits)

6

First Summer

Work with faculty member on research
 

Third Semester - Fall

500-level foundation course (3 credits)

600- or 700-level elective (3 credits)

6

Fourth Semester - Spring

600- or 700-level elective (3 credits)

600- or 700-level elective (3 credits)

6

Second Summer

Work with faculty member on research
 

Fifth Semester - Fall

600- or 700-level elective (3 credits)

600- or 700-level elective (3 credits)

SYSM 681 Systems Seminar I (1 credit)

7

Sixth Semester - Spring

600- or 700-level elective (3 credits)

SYSM 682 Systems Seminar II (1 credit)

4

Third Summer

Work with faculty member on research
 

Seventh Semester - Fall

SYSM 697 Systems Research (3 credits)

SYSM 683 Systems Seminar III (1 credit)

4

Student submit their qualifying portfolio at the end of this semester.

Eighth Semester - Spring

SYSM 798 Dissertation Research
6

All students must propose their dissertation to their committee at least 9 months prior to their intended defense date.

Ninth Semester - Fall

SYSM 798 Dissertation Research
6

Tenth Semester - Fall

SYSM 798 Dissertation Research

6

Students who have not successfully defended their dissertation must enroll for 1 credit SYSM 798 each fall and spring semester to maintain continuous enrollment.