The Process for Handling WPI CS MS Thesis Proposals
All MS Thesis proposals are presented at a CS Department faculty meeting before approval. In order for this to happen, MS students must send an electronic copy of the thesis proposal to the Graduate Administrative Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least one week prior to the department meeting in which it will be presented.
The Graduate Administrative Coordinator will distribute the electronic copy to department faculty as well as arrange for hard copies to be placed in faculty mailboxes. The electronic copy will also be attached to the department meeting agenda for that meeting.
Discussion about the proposal by the faculty, in particular serious objections to any aspects of the proposed thesis work, should ideally be discussed before the faculty meeting, possibly via email.
During the faculty meeting, the thesis advisor (or a designated faculty representative) will very briefly review the main idea of the proposed thesis (in approximately two minutes). A discussion of the proposal will follow if any questions about it remain.
The department head will then ask for volunteers to act as Reader, and will select one.
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