All forms are required and must be turned in by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off to CHE 205. Keep copies of any forms you drop off.
December 15, 2019
Due annually – can be signed during milestone meetings.
The annual progress report form must be completed each year and provided to your committee during your annual committee meeting. It is similar to a CV—you create one form and add to it as your progress through the program. Please make sure to keep an editable word document for yourself, which you can update annually.
Annual Progress Report (Updated June 2017)
Due by the end of the 3rd semester (Fall and Spring only)
Deadline to request Candidacy:
April 26, 2019
Committee form must be on file prior to submission
Prior to scheduling your Candidacy meeting, this form must be completed, signed (by all committee members including your external member) and turned in. Do not turn in this form without signatures from ALL members. It will not be submitted to the college unless your committee is complete.
At your Candidacy meeting, these forms should be completed/signed and then turned in.
At your Candidacy meeting, if you are promoted to Doctoral Candidacy, your committee members also need to sign this form. Please list the date of your Candidacy presentation (to your committee) as the date of your "Successful Qualifying Exam Completion" (this question on the form is not referring to your ACS exams).
- If this form is approved by the deadline for candidacy requests, you will then need to register for Dissertation hours the following semester.
Due by the end of the 5th semester (Fall and Spring Only)
Prior to scheduling your ORP meeting, this form must be completed, signed and turned in.
- At your ORP meeting, these forms should be completed/signed and then turned in.
Research Data Presentation/Defense—should be completed by the end of the 8th semester (fall and spring only, not including summers). Must be completed one semester prior to your Dissertation Defense.
At your Data Presentation meeting, these forms should be completed/signed and then turned in.
Deadline to request Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
March 29, 2019
Deadline to submit FINAL approved Dissertation
April 5, 2019 by 5:00 pm
At least two weeks prior to your Dissertation Defense, these forms need to be submitted to CHE 205 with ALL signatures (*if applicable). If you need the Department Chair's signature, you must turn the form in at least three weeks in advance.
- Request for Dissertation Defense (with all signatures, except the College Dean)
- Defense Announcement
- Successful Defense (*fill out everything except signatures – no signatures needed before defense)
At your Dissertation Defense, these forms should be completed/signed and then turned in to CHE 205 (*if applicable).
- Successful Defense (same form you turned in before – you are just adding all the signatures, except the College Dean)
- Thesis and Dissertation Certificate of Approval—*This form gets turned in directly to Graduate Studies
Master of Science Thesis Defense
Deadline to request Master's Thesis Defense
March 15, 2019
Deadline to submit FINAL approved Thesis
March 22, 2019 by 5:00pm
At least two weeks prior to your Thesis Defense, this form needs to be submitted.
At your Dissertation Defense, these forms should be completed/signed and then turned in.
This form needs to be submitted directly to Graduate Studies.
Master of Art Article Review
You must note sufficient reason to change your committee. One example is that a faculty member is leaving the university. You must note this reason on the form, and the department and college must approve the change. Changes to your committee should only be made when absolutely necessary and are not allowed during your semester of graduation.
For more information, review this page and click on the degree you are pursuing.