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In any discussion of degree plans, please note that your advisor is sometimes called your chair, though the two words mean the same person.

Degree Plan Steps

We've laid out your degree plan steps to guide you in getting an advisor and creating a committee for your Master of Engineering degree program. Keep in mind that all petroleum engineering students are requesting the same professors to serve on their committees. 

You and your advisor will create your degree plan together. Plans can be found on the OGAPS site.

Degree Plan Submission

You must submit your degree plan during your second semester. If you wait until the end of your second semester, you risk being block by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) office. This means you will not be able to register.

Do not email OGAPS requesting your hold be lifted. Degree plans must be submitted through your committee and approved before any OGAPS block is removed.

Degree Plan Changes

Any changes needed to your degree plan are done as a petition through the document processing submission system located on the OGAPS website.

  • Once on the OGAPS website, use the Forms and Information link.
  • Under Academic Process Forms, use the Document Processing Submission System link to file any petitions for your course, member, degree, or committee changes.

Exceeded Number of Hours

If you submit your degree plan and receive the note "exceeded the number of hours", add the justification: "the department requires 36 credit hours for M. Engr."

Course Changes

We recommend all course changes be made:

  • EITHER the semester prior to your graduating semester
  • OR the semester of your graduating semester
  • UNLESS you are getting financial aid 

If you are receiving financial aid, your semester courses must match the degree plan. If they do not, financial aid will not pay.

Always be sure to submit a degree plan prior to the start of classes IF you are taking a course not listed on your degree plan.

Make your changes and get everything approved BEFORE the start of the semester.