Graduate Student Handbook
Degree plans are to help keep track of academic progress and graduation purposes. An Initial plan is required at by the end of your 2nd year and the Official version is in the final semester of filing for graduation. Contact the Graduate Advisor for an appropriate plan.
Degree plan MS/PHD
Degree plan MS
Graduate & Professional Student Petition
This form has multiple uses, including:
- Change of Admission Status
- Change of Classification
- Course Overload
- Change in Degree Objective
- Degree Requirement Exception
- Graduate Studies Leave of Absence
- Graduate Studies Reinstatement
- Change of Major
- Writing Proficiency Requirement Exemption
- Special Problems Course Request
- Other (Request or Petitions Not Covered by Any Other Form)
Depending on the request, check both websites below for additional required forms:
Download Graduate Petition
This form is used to request enrollment each semester.
Download Registration Form
Adjustment to Initial Registration form
This form is used to request changes to your initial enrollment.
Download Adjustment to Initial Registration form
Oral Research Progress Committee Appointment
This form is used for graduate students in the Department of Chemistry to officially declare their Oral Research Progress(ORP) exam committee after approval from the Program Chair.
For pre-selection of committee members, go to the site below.
To edit by adding or deleting a member on the previous approved committee form, complete all committee names on the new appointment form but only obtain the signature of newest member.
Research Progress Exam
Two forms are used for the ORP exam: one copy of the Committee Evaluation Form per student, and one copy of the Worksheet for each committee member.
Download Committee Evaluation Form
Download Committee Member Worksheet
Download the ORP Exam Rules
Committee Composition Approval Form
This form is used to establish a student’s thesis/dissertation committee. It is to be submitted for approval one semester prior to the final defense. A new form is required in the event of a change in the student’s committee.
Download Committee Composition Approval Form
Thesis / Dissertation Defense
There are no forms needed for the thesis or dissertation defense. Each student is responsible, however, for preparing his/her own signatures page for the thesis or dissertation based on the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics guidelines.
NSM Thesis / Dissertation Defense Guidelines
This form is used to establish a student’s thesis/dissertation committee. It is to be submitted for approval one semester prior to the final defense.
Download the Change in committee composition form if there’s a change in committee members.