Graduate

Student Forms

All forms are required and must be turned in by email to chmgrad@usf.edu or dropped off to CHE 205. Keep copies of any forms you drop off.

Common chemistry graduate student forms

Annual Progress Report (Updated June 2017)

Due Annually: December 15th, 2019-
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.
Changes to Committee Form  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.

Admission to Doctoral Candidacy

Due by the end of the 3rd semester (Fall and Spring only)

  • Deadline to request Candidacy:
    December 4th, 2019

Committee form must be on file prior to submission

Graduate Student Supervisory Committee Form 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.
Report of Research Proposal and Future Plans 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).
Promotion to Doctoral Candidacy Form If this form is approved by the deadline for candidacy requests, you will then need to register for Dissertation hours the following semester

Original Research Proposal

Due by the end of the 5th semester (Fall and Spring Only)

Approval of Original Research Proposal Topic Prior to scheduling your ORP meeting, this form must be completed, signed and turned in. 
Defense of Original Research Proposal 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, not including summers). Must be completed one semester prior to your dissertation defense.

Research Data Presentation Form At your Data Presentation meeting, these forms should be completed/signed and then turned in.

Dissertation Defense

Deadline to request Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
November 8th, 2019
Deadline to submit FINAL approved Dissertation
November 15th, 2019
Final Clearance of ETDs; Last day to receive final ETD approval by Office of Graduate Studies
November 15th, 2019

Request for Dissertation Defense 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.
Defense Announcement (editable version) This will need to be submitted two weeks prior to the defense and will be put up to advertise your defense date. 
Successful Defense  This form will be filled out twice. Once two weeks before the defense with no signatures and then after the defense with all of the signatures, except the College Dean
Thesis and Dissertation Certificate of Approval This form gets turned in directly to Graduate Studies after the dissertation was defended successfully.

Master of Science Thesis Defense

Deadline to request Master's Thesis Defense
October 18th, 2019
Deadline to submit FINAL approved Thesis
November 1st, 2019
Final Clearance of ETDs; Last day to receive final ETD approval by Office of Graduate Studies
November 1st, 2019

Master's Thesis Defense Announcement At least two weeks prior to your Thesis Defense, this form needs to be submitted.
Successful Defense At your Dissertation Defense, these forms should be completed/signed and then turned in.
Thesis and Dissertation Certificate of Approval This form needs to be submitted directly to Graduate Studies.

Master of Art Article Review

MA Review Article Coversheet This form is the coversheet for the MA Review article. 

Graduation

For more information, review this page and click on the degree you are pursuing.