All forms should be completed and submitted to your Graduate Academic Advisor. They will assist you in obtaining the required signatures. It can take up to 10 to 15 business days to process forms through the department and College/NSM Dean's Office.
- Research Advisor Assignment
- PhD Student Annual Review - Part 1 (self-evaluation)
- PhD Student Annual Review - Part 2 (committee evaluation)
Each student will be reviewed annually by the dissertation committee during a review meeting; the review is mandatory starting the 3rd year. It is encouraged, but not required, to have the external member of the committee attend the review meetings. The review meeting should be integrated to the proposal defense in the year in which the proposal defense takes place, and it is not necessary in the year of the dissertation defense.
- COSC 6396 Internship Guidelines and Report - effective Fall 2018, COSC 6396 has been discontinued. The alternative is is a CO-OP zero-credit course through the UH Cooperative Education Program. This is mandatory for international students on CPT and optional for U.S./domestic students.
- Leave of Absence
This document serves as a means of officially requesting a semester of leave of absence (LOA) from your graduate program. NSM requires all graduate students (Ph.D. and Master’s) who are not enrolled in a long semester (fall or spring) to have an approved LOA on file before the start of a term. This form must accompany a Graduate and Professional Student Petition for a request to be considered. For more information, please see the NSM Leave of Absence (LOA) Procedures.
- Committee Composition
Students who complete a dissertation or thesis as part of their degree requirements must specify a committee and have the names on file with the NSM Office of Academic Affairs at least one semester prior to their graduation. Specific details on how to compose your committee can be found in the NSM section of the UH Graduate Catalog.
- Change in Committee Composition
Students who already have an approved dissertation or thesis committee on file with the NSM Office of Academic Affairs will need to submit this form when there is a change in the committee membership or a member’s affiliation (department/institution/company). The new membership must still meet the NSM committee composition requirements once it is reformed.
- Graduate Tuition Fellowship Extension Request
Use this form to request a Graduate Tuition Fellowship (GTF) after your 10th long semester of GTF funding. Please visit NSM GTF for a list of the fellowship eligibility requirements and details. Students should attach this form and all other supporting documentation to a Graduate & Professional Student Petition.
Graduate School Forms
- Graduate & Professional Student Petition
This form is used for a variety of special requests regarding a student’s academic records. For assistance, see the instructions page.
- Medical/Administrative Term Withdrawal Request
This form is used when a student is withdrawing from a term for documented medical or administrative reasons (including military deployment and death of an immediate family member). Appropriate documentation should be attached to the request. Students should also attach a Graduate & Professional Student Petition requesting a leave of absence and the NSM Leave of Absence Form, and international students should attach a completed and approved Reduced Course Load Form.
- Written Thesis/Dissertation Approval Form
This form, signed by the entire student’s committee, should accompany the submission of a thesis or dissertation to the College for review by the College reader. Once approved by the College, it will be signed by the Dean or Associate Dean, and submitted to the Graduate School by the Office of Academic Affairs of the College
International Student and Scholar Services
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