Forms and Guidelines

Helpful hints

Forms work best when you download the forms and use Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to complete the form fields and digital signatures. You can change Chrome settings to automatically download PDFs.

Consider collecting electronic signatures by sharing from your OneDrive rather than by e-mail. 

Masters Thesis Forms

All MS-thesis degrees require completion of coursework, admission to candidacy, successful defense of the thesis, and publication of the thesis. 

Master's Degree Thesis Timeline/Checklist 

Outline of Graduate Work (Plan of Study)

MS-Thesis Guide to the Final Semester Updated September 2021

MS Admission to Candidacy Request Updated September 2021

Request for Thesis Defense  Updated September 2021


PhD Forms

All PhD degrees require completion of coursework, successful completion of the general examination, admission to candidacy, successful public defense of the dissertation, and publication of the dissertation.


Doctoral Degree Timeline/Checklist 

Doctoral Advisory Conference Report (includes Plan of Study)

Application for General Exam  

Result of the General Examination   

Request for Approval of Doctoral Committee

PhD Guide to the Final Semester Updated September 2021

Request for Doctoral Defense Updated September 2021

Dissertation Defense Announcement Updated September 2021

Doctoral Degree Check Agenda