Once students have chosen their primary advisor, they should complete their STL Plan of study, which guides their registration for future semesters, and submit it to the Graduate Coordinator. Students opting to do either a thesis or project as their culminating experience must submit a proposal and get it approved by their primary advisor. Once approved, the form should be submitted to the graduate coordinator as well.
1. Maintain continuous registration. In particular, you must be registered for at least one graduate credit the semester prior to degree conferral. Registration in summer sessions is not required.
2. Fulﬁll the minimum residency requirement of 24 UB credits of registration.
Students will be allowed to transfer a maximum of 6 credits toward the MS degree in Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. Those credits have to have been for graduate-level classes which were successfully completed by the student with a minimum grade of a B or the equivalent. The student interested in transferring prior learning credits would have to submit a “petition for graduate credit transfer” form to the ISTL degree program director, along with a detailed class description of those classes she/he would like to transfer. The student’s academic advisor would be the one making the determination as to the appropriateness of the requested transfer.
Financial support for students in ISTL's MS Program corresponds to the normal financial aid available to graduate students in the Schools of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Management. http://financialaid.buffalo.edu/costs/ and http://financialaid.buffalo.edu/graduate-students/
There are many jobs on campus that students can apply for both within SEAS and the University at Buffalo. Read more at http://grad.buffalo.edu/apply/funding/jobs.html
Four years from the first registration date in the graduate program, excluding approved leaves of absence.
A petition for an extension of time limit requires ISTL and SEAS or School of Management (SoM) approval through the ISTL Director of Graduate Studies. The student must be currently making active progress towards the degree. The petition will be presented to the SEAS or SoM divisional committee for approval before being submitted to the Graduate School. The petition must clearly delineate reasons for the extension, present a schedule for progress and set a deadline for completion of the program. The extension of time limit is normally granted for a maximum period of one year.
A graduate student must earn an average of at least 3.0 for all courses taken for graduate credit which could be applied toward the degree. Accordingly, graduate course work in excess of that applied toward the credit requirement for the degree will be included in the computation of the student's GPA.
Satisfactory progress requires a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. A student is placed on probation if his or her GPA falls below 3.0 at the end of any grading period.
The following will constitute grounds for dismissal if:
If at any time your GPA falls below 3.00, or you are not otherwise making satisfactory progress toward the degree, you will be put on probation. If your GPA falls below 3.00 at the end of any semester, you are automatically on probation from the start of the next semester. You will be given a target that must be reached in order to continue in the program. Normally, the target will be that you raise your cumulative GPA to 3.00 or higher by the end of the current semester. First-year students who fall below 3.00 in their very ﬁrst semester, however, will be given two semesters to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.00 or higher, on condition of performing at 3.00 or higher in the ﬁrst of these two semesters. For part-time MS students, the time available to get off probation is doubled. Probation for other causes shall commence from your being notiﬁed in writing by the Graduate Studies Committee. In consultation with your advisor, you will be given requirements for regaining good academic standing. Being on probation is grounds for withdrawal of academic ﬁnancial support.
Graduate students not meeting the written terms of their academic probation may be academically dismissed from the program by the director of graduate studies, chair of the department, or graduate program director. Such dismissals shall be done in a timely fashion but no later than three weeks after the completion of the term. The Graduate School will be notified in writing of all such academic dismissals.
Graduate students who are dismissed for academic reasons from a graduate program will have a "GRD" (Graduate School) service indicator placed on their academic record to prevent future registration.
A graduate student who has been officially dismissed and who seeks reinstatement shall submit a formal request for reinstatement, along with a supporting statement of explanation, to the chair of the academic department. The request shall be acted upon by the established procedure or review group appropriate to the particular graduate program. If a student is subsequently reinstated to the program from which he/she was dismissed or is admitted into another graduate program, the "GRD" service indicator will be removed from the student record by written request from the academic department to the Graduate School.
General information regarding graduation from the Graduate School may be found at http://grad.buffalo.edu/Academics/Graduation.html. This includes information regarding deadlines, required forms, and a checklist of requirements.
STL Candidates must meet the Graduate School’s degree conferral requirements to be eligible to graduate:
Further, the MS STL program requires that all students complete an exit interview with the institute director prior to graduation. Students should email the graduate coordinator to assist with setting up this exit interview in the final semester of the program.
There are several other documents and websites, updated regularly, with which you should be familiar, because they contain University policies and procedures. Among these are the following:
• The Graduate School Policies and Procedures: Ofﬁce of the Graduate School, 402 Capen Hall
• Student Response Center/ 1Capen (ﬁnancial aid, billing, registration, ﬁnancial records), 1 Capen Hall