College of Science

Environmental Science MS

Forms and Guidelines for Current Students

CSUMB Academic Standing Policy

The CSUMB Academic Standing Policy establishes guidelines for the matriculation, management, and assessment of student progress toward completion of an academic program. To remain in the program, graduate students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in all program coursework. In addition, students are required to repeat a graduate-level course if they earn below a "B-".

 

Student Deadlines

Following the deadlines below helps ensure a timely completion of your graduate degree. If you are unable to meet the recommended deadlines, you will need to submit a deadline extension request - signed by you, your faculty advisor, and Dr. Susan Alexander.

PSM Deadlines

PSM RequirementsDue Date
Individual Learning Plan (ILP) End of 1st semester
PSM Proposal End of 2nd semester (recommended)
Advancement to Candidacy 1 semester before graduation (per CSU Policy); End of 3rd semester (recommended)
PSM Mid-term Evaluation After 200 hours
PSM Final Evaluation After 400 hours
PSM Final Report End of 4th semester (recommended)
Apply for Graduation For Fall graduation: May 31 | For Spring/Summer graduation: October 31

Thesis Deadlines

Thesis RequirementsDue Date
Individual Learning Plan (ILP) End of 1st semester
Thesis Proposal End of 1st summer (recommended)
Advancement to Candidacy 1 semester before graduation (per CSU policy); end of 3rd semester (recommended)
Thesis Defense By the end of the 7th calendar year (per CSU policy)
Final Thesis Approval & Submission By the end of the 7th calendar year (per CSU policy)
Apply for Graduation For Fall graduation: May 31 | For Spring/Summer graduation: October 31

 

Course planning

 

Professional science master's (PSM) track students

Before your submit your proposal, get in touch with Alyssa Leadingham to determine whether or not you need to establish a short-term agreement with your internship site.

Current ENSCI students searching for internship opportunities, please visit CSUMB's Science Internship Program's Internship Opportunities Listings and related pages on their website.

Both of the following Advancement to Candidacy forms are required in order to Advance to Candidacy:

 

Thesis track students

 

Graduation information for both PSM and Thesis Students

  • Refer to How to Apply for a Master's Degree for important deadlines, fees, and application information
  • Note: Students in both the Thesis and PSM options must Advance to Candidacy at least 1 semester PRIOR to Graduation

 

Exchange program with MIIS and MLML