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College of Arts and Sciences
  • Synthesis Proposal Approval: You must submit a proposal before 30 Sep (in fall, for spring graduation) or before 15 Feb (in spring, for fall graduation). Graduate Faculty will consider proposals submitted after these dates for the following semester cycle. 
  • First Deposit: No later than the second week of graduating semester (by 5:00pm on Friday). If you are not registered for other courses during the semester you are working on your synthesis paper, please register for COM 598 Synthesis Paper Research for 0.0 credit hours. 
  • Completion of your Synthesis Paper: Please be aware that both the 3 semester rule and the 5 year rule both apply even if all you have left is your synthesis paper.  See the Program Timeline for more information.