Graduate Handbook - Section 7

University of Minnesota

Department of Astronomy

Section 7



[top]7.1 MS (Plan A)

1st year:

  • complete Phys 5011-5012
  • complete Ast 4011-4021 or Ast 5012-5022
  • obtain a thesis adviser and file degree plan

2nd year:

  • complete course requirements
  • write thesis
  • take final oral exam

[top]7.2 MS (Plan B)

1st year:

  • complete Phys 5011
  • complete Ast 4011-4021 or Ast 5012-5022
  • identify topics for Plan B papers & file degree plan

2nd year:

  • complete course requirements
  • write Plan B papers
  • take final oral exam

 


[top]7.3 Ph.D.

1st year:

  • complete Phys 5011-5012
  • complete Ast 4011-4021 and Ast 5012-5022
  • work on small research projects
  • begin second year project by summer

2nd year:

  • complete course requirements
  • complete second year project
  • pass Astrophysics Written Exam
  • identify thesis advisor and topic

3rd year:

  • take preliminary oral exam
  • file thesis title and description
  • work on thesis and related research

4th year and onward:

  • complete thesis and related research
  • write thesis and papers for publication
  • take final oral exam
  • celebrate

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