Supervisory Committee

The supervisory committee should be formed by the beginning of the second semester of study. First, you must secure a committee chair and then discuss recommendations with him/her on which two other faculty members to invite as a part of your three member committee given your likely topic of study.

A hard copy of the Supervisory Committee form must be filled out and submitted to the HKR Graduate Program Manager, Andrea Moss, in HPER N 248 or email The form must be signed with the committee member initials or an attached email confirming his/her consent to serve. A combination of both is fine. The department will not accept incomplete forms.

Program of Study

The Program of Study form must be completed by the end of the second semester after your pre-proposal meeting with the supervisory committee. This form lists all of your current and proposed coursework you plan to complete towards your master's degree. You will also submit this form to the HKR Graduate Program Manager, Andrea Moss, in HPER N 248 or email

Comprehensive Exam

The Comprehensive exam is a "final exam of coursework" in the last semester of study. All master's students will take the CHES exam to satisfy this requirement. You must have completed or be currently enrolled in all core classes to take this exam.

Please notify the HKR Graduate Program Manager, Andrea Moss, at when you have completed the exam so she can enter a date in your online file. 

Application for Graduate Degree

All students must submit an Application for Graduate Degree to the Graduation Division, Student Services Building, Window 15.


  • Spring (May) - November 1
  • Summer (August) - February 1
  • Fall (December) - June 1

Project/Thesis Announcement

The final non-thesis project or thesis exam is your defense. An announcement should be posted internally at least two weeks prior to the defense date.

Project/Thesis Approval

Your supervisory committee chair will electronically approve your final non-thesis project or thesis exam on behalf of the committee.