Students

M.S. degree graduation procedures

It is the responsibility of students and their faculty supervisors to make sure that the following procedures are followed, that all forms and papers are properly submitted, and that all deadlines are met. These requirements are not the responsibility of the Department Graduate Program or the Graduate School.

Student status

Students must maintain registration as a full- or part-time graduate student at the university during the quarter they plan to graduate. This is a Graduate School policy.

Graduation request

Students must apply for graduation by the posted quarterly dates and deadlines. If you would like your name included in the Commencement proceedings, you must submit your degree request by the deadline indicated on the Commencement website.

Graduation requests are valid for only one quarter. If graduation requirements are not met, a new graduation request must be submitted by the student the following quarter. It is the sole responsibility of students to request graduation.

Departmental evaluation

Students will receive an e-mail when the graduation request has been evaluated by the Graduate School and the department. It is important that students understand all contingencies (if applicable) outlined in this email. It is also very important that students contact the ME Graduate Adviser if they have any questions about the contingencies or if something is not clear.

Warrants (non-thesis & thesis options)

It is the student's responsibility (both thesis and non-thesis) to make sure the Warrant is signed and returned to the ME Office by the last day of the quarter.

Non thesis students must contact their faculty adviser and ask them to stop by ME Office (ME 143-C) and sign their Warrant.

Thesis students must pick up their Warrant the morning of their M.S. Presentation. After the presentation, the student must ask all committee members to sign the Warrant.

Graduate school documents (thesis option)

Thesis students are required by the Graduate School to have their reading committee members sign some additional documents. It is important that students familiarize themselves with the Graduate School's Final Submission of Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) and follow all these instructions carefully.

Electronic submission of thesis (thesis option)

Students must submit their final thesis electronically to both the Graduate School and megrad@uw.edu by posted deadlines. Failure to do so will result in the student's graduation being delayed.

Commencement

Each June, the ME department holds a Graduation Celebration for all graduating ME students, separate from the Seattle Campus Commencement Ceremony. For information on the campus-wide Commencement, visit the Commencement website. Information on the ME Graduation Celebration is made available spring quarter via email, and the event information is posted on the ME Calendar.