Oral Presentation

All graduate students are required to give an oral presentation as part of their Master's degree requirements. Students pursuing the thesis option (Plan I) will use their thesis defense as their presentation. Students pursuing the non-thesis option (Plan II) will give a presentation on their project. The scheduling of the presentation is the responsibility of the Graduate Coordinator.

Please be aware of the following deadlines:

Deadline for making the CS 6910 presentation:

  • Fall - Friday before finals week
  • Spring - Friday before finals week
  • Summer - Friday before finals week

Deadline for submitting the CS 6910 written report:

  • Fall - Last day of finals week
  • Spring - Last day of finals week
  • Summer - Last day of finals week

Deadlines for defending the thesis and for submitting the thesis are announced by the Graduate College each semester.

Specific requirements:

  • To request scheduling of the presentation, the student must provide the following to the Graduate Coordinator in email or Microsoft Word format: a) title of presentation; b) abstract of presentation. Those presenting a thesis or a project must get the approval of the thesis or project advisor before giving this information to the Graduate Coordinator. Please submit this information by the middle of the semester in which the presentation is to be given.
  • All presentations must be given before¬†finals week. No presentations are scheduled during the last week of class, during Final Exam week, during break periods within a semester, or between semesters.
  • A 50-minute period will be scheduled for presentations by Plan I (thesis) students. A 3-minute poster presentation will be scheduled for all other students.
  • For Plan II students, it is NOT necessary that the project be complete before the oral presentation is given, but the project should be far enough along so that some preliminary results can be presented.
  • The Graduate Coordinator is responsible for announcing the presentation to the department's faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Updated: 03/24/2022 12:17PM