... thesis students are encouraged to find a thesis advisor and form a thesis committee by the end of the first year; Off-campus representatives may serve as additional committee members. Colorado School of Mines 1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401 303-273-3000 / 800-446-9488. Thesis-based students who submit a Degree Audit form prior to submission of the Advisor/Committee form will have the Degree Audit form returned and if not re-submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the deadline, the Registrar’s Office will considered the form late, which could impact graduation. Master’s student should establish a committee and submit the form by the end of the 2nd semester of study. Submit Thesis Committee Form 3. Thesis Writer’s Guide. Compose and submit draft to advisor, according to Thesis The form, as well as committee member requirements, can be found on the graduate school ... at least 21 credit hours of approved course work must be taken at the Colorado School of Mines. • The proposal presentation must be advertised and open to the CSM academic community. degree in Computer Science (Thesis or Non-Thesis option) requires 30 credit hours. Must be submitted every time an advisor or committee member is changed.

Thesis Option requires a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of course work and 6 semester credits of research, approved by student’s graduate committee, plus a master’s thesis. The M.S. Requirements for the thesis M.S. Students in both an MS thesis and a PhD or 2 MS thesis degrees must submit a committee form for each degree.

The Colorado School of Mines Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) publishes this guide for graduate students in all departments who must prepare a masters thesis or doctor of philosophy dissertation as part of the requirements for a CSM graduate degree. This committee member acts as Thesis Committee Chairperson. The form: Must be submitted prior to the Degree Audit form (thesis based students only) Must be submitted for every degree.

PHDs should establish a committee and submit the form by the end of the 2nd year of study. • The Thesis Proposal must be delivered to the Thesis Committee in a form acceptable to the members of the committee at least 5 working days before the Proposal Defense. The Master of Science – Non-Thesis option must complete a minimum of 24-30 credit hours of course work of which 0-6 credit hours may be applied towards the analytical report writing, if required.

PhD Thesis Proposal – A student’s PhD thesis committee administers the PhD Thesis Proposal defense. The Mines Computer Science graduate program integrates robust research with world-class faculty and collaborations with industry leaders and government agencies to ensure graduates are prepared for career success upon graduation. The PhD proposal defense should occur no later than the student’s fourth semester. (Thesis Committee: consisting of 3 or more members, including the advisor and at least 1 additional member from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department.)

Master of Science (Thesis and Non-Thesis) Thesis: requires a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of course work and 6 semester credits of research, approved by student’s graduate committee, plus a master’s thesis; Non-Thesis: must complete a minimum of 24-30 credit hours of course work of which 0-6 credit hours may be applied towards the analytical report writing, if required