BS/MS Student Checklist

Application Semester

  1. Set up an appointment with Dr. Trageser to discuss the program.
  2. You MUST meet with Linda M. White prior to applying to the program.
    • Complete online graduate application – apply for fall or spring admission
      • Application (apply under Neuroscience BS/MS)
      • Letters of Recommendation (2) – the letters should be sent directly to Linda M. White
      • Student Mentor Agreement
      • Statement of Purpose
      • Official Transcript (this can be requested from the Registrar’s Office). Please have the transcript sent directly to Linda M. White and not the Graduate Admissions Office.
      • Application due by October 14, 2022
  3. Applicants will be contacted by the office to setup an interview in mid-October, if chosen.

First Semester

  1. Register for BS/MS courses. Course details can be found on the sample program page. 
  2. Make an appointment to meet with Academic Advisor (not faculty advisor) to remove yourself from the graduation list for your intended graduation year.

Summer

  1. The Program Office will register you for your summer research via SEAM. This is no longer done on paper by the student. The course on your transcript will be 990.892 Summer Independent Research. Please note: Juniors in the program will register for 080.550.

Second Semester

(All fifth-year students will receive their 50% tuition during this year; fourth-year seniors are not eligible for this tuition.)

  1. Register for BS/MS courses. Course details can be found on the sample program page. 
    (If you are an actual senior in your seventh semester, you will need to register via SEAM and will you will need to upload your acceptance letter in SEAM when registering for courses.)
  2. Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor (not faculty advisor) to add yourself to your intended graduation year list.
  3. You should also apply for graduation online, through SIS.
    Apply to graduate The Graduation Application is an online form in SIS under “Registration,” then “Program of Study,” then “Apply to Graduate.” Verify the information is correct before submitting the application. All majors and minors should be correct but name changes may have not processed yet.

Intersession

Dr. Baraban and Linda M. White will work with you on selecting a faculty member who is familiar with your research area to serve as the third member of your Thesis Defense committee, in addition to the research mentor and the Program Director.

Final Semester

  1. Register for BS/MS courses. Course details can be found on the sample program page.
  2. Check with Academic Advising at the beginning of the semester to be sure you are on the list for graduation.
  3. Check with the Registrar’s Office to be sure you have applied for graduation for both your BS and your MS.

Master’s Thesis Defense

  1. Dr. Baraban and Linda M. White will work with you on scheduling your thesis defense.
  2. An electronic copy of your thesis is due to Linda M. White no less than two weeks prior to your defense.
  3. Your defense will consist of 30-40 minutes of presentation and 10-15 minutes of Q&A.
  4. For help on organizing your thesis, please refer to this guide provided by the Sheridan Libraries.

There will be a debriefing of the full year at the end of each semester.