Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, comprising 24 to 27 credits of coursework and 3 to 6 credits of project (CSYS 392).
A graduate project typically consists of a significant study of a data-rich problem carried out under the supervision of a faculty member. Full-time students should plan to search for and acquire a project advisor by the end of their first semester.
The results of the project must be presented before a project committee in a public talk, which has been advertised to the community. The project committee must include two or three individuals. The chair, who may be the project advisor, must be a member of the Graduate College. The composition of the committee must be approved by the Curriculum Committee. A pdf (or similar) of the report along with accompanying web products should be submitted to the Graduate Program Coordinator within 30 days after the defense. The products will be housed online by the Vermont Complex Systems Center.