Full-time student

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

Semester 1

500-level foundation course
500-level foundation course
500-level foundation course

Credits: 9
Cumulative: 9

Semester 2

600-level elective
600-level elective
SYSM 697 (Directed Research)

Credits: 9
Cumulative: 18

Semester 3

600- or 700-level elective
600- or 700-level elective
600- or 700-level elective
SYSM 681 (required SYSM thesis writing sequence)

Credits: 10
Cumulative: 28

Semester 4

600- or 700-level elective
600- or 700-level elective
600- or 700-level elective
SYSM 682 (required SYSM thesis writing sequence)

Credits: 10
Cumulative: 38

Semester 5

600- or 700-level elective
600- or 700-level elective
SYSM 697 (Directed Research)
SYSM 683 (required SYSM thesis writing sequence)

Credits: 10
Cumulative: 48

Full-time students submit their Qualifying Portfolio at the end of this semester.

Semester 6

SYSM 798 (Dissertation Research)

Credits: 9
Cumulative: 57

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

Semester 7

SYSM 798 (Dissertation Research)

Credits: 9
Cumulative: 66

Semester 8

SYSM 798 (Dissertation Research)

Credits: 9
Cumulative: 75

Students who have not successfully defended their dissertation must enroll for 1 credit of SYSM 798 (Dissertation Research) each to maintain continuous enrollment.