Navigating Graduate School

Every student has the potential and opportunity to succeed in Graduate Studies. The key is knowing what to do, when to do it, and how.  The five major steps, as outlined below, will tell you most everything you need to know and guide you on the way to your graduate degree.

Admission

  1. Apply online, pay fees online, and submit documents. See individual departmental requirements for document requirements.
  2. Complete application files will be sent to the appropriate department for evaluation. Applications for Master's and Ed.S. in Education (with the exception of Instructional Leadership) are evaluated by Graduate Admissions.
  3. Notification of admission decision is sent to the student via email.
  4. If admitted in Provisional Standing as a result of incomplete or inadequate applications credentials, the deficiencies must be removed prior to enrollment in a second semester. Lack of test scores will restrict enrollment to a maximum of 9 hours in the first semester. Major program test score requirements must be met or registration will not be permitted beyond the first semester of enrollment.

Advisement

  1. Contact the major department for advisement. The contact information is provided on the Certificate of Admission.
  2. The departmental chair or advisor will provide student with "Alternate PIN" codes for registration.

Registration

  1. Register online using the information provided by the advisor or departmental contact.
  2. Pay fees and confirm enrollment.

Attendance through Graduation

       1.   Complete and submit the Advisory Committee and Program of Study Forms - Forms required.

       2.   Apply for Reclassification to Full Standing - Forms required.

       3.  Apply for Admission to Candidacy - Forms required.

        4.   Apply for Graduation - Forms required.

       5.   Complete Comprehensive Exam - Forms required.

       6.   Thesis/Dissertation Defense - Forms required.

       7.   Thesis/Dissertation Submission

       8.   Thesis/Dissertation Binding - Forms required.


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