Dear Master's students,
It's time to plan ahead for next semester's registration!

To register for thesis or project credits (BIOL 799 or BIOL 798), you 
should be at the end of your MS course requirements. Thesis or Project 
registration is done in the final semesters. You will first form a 
committee made up of 3 faculty with your research advisor / P.I. as the 
Chair. At least two committee members will be from SSB; the third member 
can be from another dept or from SSB, as long as they are a Mason 
faculty member.  Talk with your faculty advisor for suggestions on who 
may be appropriate candidates for your thesis or project committee.  
Have your committee sign the *SSB Graduate Committee Formation Form*.

Submit a proposal to them for approval ONE SEMESTER AHEAD of your 
planned BIOL 798 or BIOL 799 registration.  Have your committee sign the 
*SSB MS Proposal Approval form* and send it to me with a copy of the 
approved proposal for processing.  I will then be able to send you the 
CRN to register with for fall 2013.

*For fall 2013 registration* the deadline to submit a graduate committee 
formation form with signatures to my office will be *April 30*. The 
deadline to submit a signed Thesis or Project proposal approval form 
with signatures will be *May 31*.

Forms are found on

thank you,
Diane St. Germain


Diane St. Germain
Coordinator, Graduate Academic Programs
Biology, Biosciences, Bioinformatics
George Mason University
MS 5B3, 10900 University Blvd. Manassas, VA 20110
Phone (703) 993-4263, Fax (703) 993-8976