Masters Thesis


  • Required Credit Hours: 30
  • Required: 12 hours of EMA5000-6000 level courses with a minimum grad of C or better and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Maximum – One 3000 level or above undergraduate course (outside the Department)
  • Maximum – 6 credit hours of EMA 6971 – Master’s Research
  • Maximum – 8 credit hours of EMA 6905 – Individual Work
  • Maximum – 8 credit hours of EMA 6938 – Special Topics
  • Maximum – 6 credit hours of S/U work (includes max. 5 hours of EMA 6910 – Supervised Research)
  • Transfer credits – up to 9 hrs from another institution. Courses must be graduate level, B or better work, applicable to the degree which may be transferred by approval and petition to the graduate school.
  • Time Limitation – all work, including transferred credits, counted toward the master’s degree must be completed during the seven years immediately preceding the date on which the degree is awarded
  • Supervisory Committee – consultation with your Supervisory Committee as necessary is strongly encouraged
    • Must have 3 members in MSE dept. by the end of the 2nd semester or after 12 credit hours; to form the committee, turn in signed form to ASO
    • To change a committee, provide written confirmation to the ASO from all faculty being added and/or removed
  • Thesis defense – write and defend a written thesis acceptable to the Supervisory Committee and the Graduate School
  • Graduation – go through a graduation check with the ASO no later than the term before you expect to graduate.
    1. Apply for your degree by filling out a degree application online. Click on the degree application on the left side panel. This must be done before the deadline posted by UF for each term. See the UF registrar website.
    2. Comply with Graduate School rules, thesis/dissertation and final examination deadlines
    3. Refer to the ETD website for submission information and current deadline dates
    4. Register for a minimum 3 credits EMA 6971, MS Research, in final term for fall/spring graduation (2 credits EMA 6971 for summer)
    5. Complete the departmental employment questionnaire and exit interview and return it to the ASO