Degree Completion Forms

SPRING 2014 ~ Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) — MS, MEng, and PhD

Online form used to declare that you plan to graduate in a given semester. All graduate students must complete this online form during the semester in which they plan to graduate. This serves as a declaration of intent to graduate and an application for degree completion. The GAFD can also be accessed via the Graduate School's website. 

Proposed Course of Study/Graduation Check — MS, MEng only

Used to check progress toward degree and, at time of graduation, to show which courses are being counted toward your degree. Forms for each graduate program are available electronically below, and can also be obtained from your department or the Graduate Coordinator (EB M-pod). The Graduate Coordinator submits this form, along with your "Recommendation for Award of Master's Degree", to the Graduate School at the time of graduation.

Program

Degree

Abbreviation

Biomedical Engineering

Master of Science

MS - BME
Computer Science

Master of Science 

MS - CS
Electrical Engineering

Master of Science - Electrical Engineering

Master of Engineering - Electrical Engineering

Master of Engineering - Computer Engineering 

MS - EE

MEng - EE 

MEng - CoE 

Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science (Thesis Option) 

Master of Science (10-course Option) 

Master of Engineering

MS - ME - Thesis

MS - ME - 10-course

MEng - ME

Industrial and Systems Engineering 

Master of Science 

Master of Science - ISE (4+1)

Master of Science - ISE - Health Sys Concentration (4+1)

Master of Science - ISE - Health Sys Concentration

Master of Engineering - Industrial Engineering

Master of Engineering - Systems Engineering

MS - ISE

MS - ISE (4+1)

MS - ISE (HSC 4+1)

MS - ISE (HSC)

MEng - IE

MEng - SE

Systems Science

Master of Science 

Master of Science - SS (4+1)

Master of Science - SS - Health Sys Concentration (4+1)

Master of Science - SS - Health Sys Concentration

MS - SS

MS - SS (4+1)

MS - SS (HSC 4+1)

MS - SS (HSC)

 

Recommendation for Award of Master's (MS, MEng) Degree 

Used at time of graduation to submit proof of degree completion to the Graduate School. Form to be signed by faculty adviser and Graduate Director, and then submitted to Ellen Tilden (Graduate Coordinator) who will submit this form, along with your “Proposed Course of Study/Graduation Check”, to the Graduate School at the time of graduation. All MS/MEng candidates must complete this form. 

Recommendation for Award of Doctoral (PhD) Degree

Used at time of graduation to submit proof of degree completion to the Graduate School. Form to be signed by student's examining committee and Graduate Director, and then submitted to Ellen Tilden (Graduate Coordinator) who will submit this form to the Graduate School at the time of graduation.  All PhD candidates must complete this form.  PhD students should submit their dissertation and other requirements directly to the Graduate School (AD 134).


Forms for PhD Students

Principal Adviser/Guidance Committee

Used generally during the first year of PhD study to designate the student's principal doctoral adviser and other faculty who will serve on the student's dissertation committee.  This form is also used to notify the Graduate School of a change to the student's committee/principle adviser.  A copy of this form should be sent to the Graduate Coordinator to be placed in the student's permanent file.

Statement of PhD Research Interest

Used along with the Principal Adviser/Guidance Committee form to state the research interests which the student expects to pursue, and proposed members of the PhD Guidance Committee.  A copy of this form should be sent to the Graduate Coordinator to be placed in the student's permanent file.

Learning Contract (Recommended Format)

Sample paper document used to show the recommended format for the Learning Contract, which outlines the requirements for passing the Comprehensive Exam.  Students should work with their faculty adviser to prepare their Learning Contract.  A copy should be sent to the Graduate Coordinator to be placed in the student's permanent file. 

Recommendation for Admission to Candidacy (ABD Form)

This form is used generally after the student has completed their Comprehensive Exam(s) to declare to the Graduate School that a student is being admitted to candidacy for the doctoral degree. A copy of this form should be sent to the Graduate Coordinator to be placed in the student's permanent file.


Other Forms

Late Add/Change/Withdraw

Used to add, drop or change a course after the add/drop deadline.  Each change after the add/drop deadline will incur a $20 late fee.

Leave of Absence

This form is to be used by students who are requesting a leave of absence from graduate studies for up to one academic year.  Form is to be completed and submitted to the Graduate School at least one month prior to the start of the semester for which the leave is requested.  Note: A leave of absence will be granted by the Graduate School "only in exceptional circumstances, such as illness or other unusual personal hardship, and requires detailed justification".  A copy of this form should be sent to the Graduate Coordinator to be placed in the student's permanent file.

Last Updated: 2/25/14