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Graduate Student Forms

Master's Students

Ph.D. Students

  • Advisory Committee Form
    You must submit an Advisory Committee Form during your first year of graduate work. This form should be filed before the end of your first year of course work. 
  • Approval Form for Phil 8800: Readings and Research in Special Problems in Philosophy
    You must complete this form if you are intending to do an independent study. The form needs to describe the independent study, establish need, and identify a faculty member willing to direct the independent study. This request must be approved by your advisor and the director of the independent study before registration. The form is available on our departmental website.
  • Preliminary Program of Study Form
    You should submit a Preliminary Program of Study to the Graduate Coordinator by the end of your third semester of course work. You should prepare this form with your Major Professor. The preliminary program of study should list all the courses included in your program of study. This form is available on our departmental website.
  • Program of Study
    PhD students must submit a Program of Study Form for approval by the dean of Graduate School by the time the notification of the preliminary oral comprehensive examination is given. You have to make sure that this form is approved before your oral comprehensive examination is scheduled. This form is available on the GradStatus website.
  • Format Check
    Before defending your doctoral dissertation, you must submit one complete copy of your thesis or dissertation for a format check with Graduate School. 
  • Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission Approval Form
    Before scheduling your doctoral dissertation defense, you must submit the final ETD Approval Form and a corrected copy of thesis/dissertation. 
  • Approval Form for Doctoral Dissertation and Final Oral Examination
    This form must be ready at the time when you take your final oral examination, that is, your thesis defense. On this form, your advisory committee must approve your thesis or dissertation for the defense and record the result of your defense. You need to initiate this form through GradStatus.
  • Application for Admission to Candidacy
    This form must be signed by your Major Professor and the Graduate Coordinator and filed with the Graduate School. You need to initiate this form through GradStatus.
  • Comprehensive Exam Announcement
    This form must be filed by the Graduate Coordinator. After completion of the written comprehensive examination, that is, after passing your two qualifying papers, the oral examination is announced to the Graduate School and posted on the Graduate School website. The graduate coordinator will file this form through the Grad Status website.
  • Dissertation Defense Announcement
    This form must be filed by the Graduate Coordinator at least two weeks before the date of your defense. The Graduate Coordinator will file this form through the Grad Status website.
  • Qualifying Paper Proposal Form
    This form must be submitted by Reading Day of the semester preceding the semester in which you intend to hand in your qualifying paper.
  • Advisement Form
    This form must be submitted each semester before you register for your courses. 


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