|Declare your Major Professor||word|
|Establish Your Committee||word|
|Program of Studies||word|
|MS Prospectus Title Page||word|
|MS Prospectus Defense*||word|
Copy of the Prospectus must accompany the defense approval memo.
The Annual Review form is now online on your database page. Please contact the Graduate Office if you need a pdf version.
The TA Evaluation forms are now online, but will only be active after the end of the semester under evaluation.
IMPORTANT: if you plan on defending in the next semester, talk with Dr. Ben Miller in the Grad Office ASAP
There are additional departmental procedures, forms, and deadlines that need to be coordinated with the Grad Office to graduate on time!
Verify all deadlines and procedures on Blackboard -> GradSpace -> Manuscript Clearance website
|Semester Deadline||Fall 2017||Spring 2018||Summer 2018|
| Last day to submit doctoral dissertation
or treatise for initial format review
|October 23||March 26||tba (late June)|
| Last day to submit master’s thesis
for initial format review
|November 6||April 9||tab (early July)|
| Last day for submission of final defended thesis,
dissertation or treatise and required forms
|November 20||April 23||tba (mid July)|
| Last day for thesis, dissertation and treatise students
to receive an email from Manuscript Clearance
confirming final clearance
|December 15||May 4||tab (early August)|
60-Day Deadline: All manuscripts must be cleared within 60 days after a successful defense. A manuscript is considered cleared when the Clearance Advisor has approved the formatting and received and verified all forms. If a student defends early in the semester of graduation, or in a semester prior to graduation, the manuscript clearance deadline that applies is the 60-day deadline. For example, a student that defends on August 20 would have to have their manuscript cleared by October 20, even though the Fall semester clearance deadline is later in the semester. No exceptions will be made for this policy.
See above for deadlines.
Updated May 2015 from Graduate School's Thesis Forms Checklist
Defense Approval Forms -- WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER DEFENSE
Manuscript Signature Form
signed by supervisory committee, department chair and academic dean
Final Degree Clearance Form
signed by major professor, department chair and academic dean
Manuscript Access Agreement Form
signed by student, major professor
If you select Option 2 (embargoed access) on the Manuscript Access Agreement form, then fill out 2 more forms: