Thesis or Dissertation Proposal Form
To be completed by the student before the actual dissertation proposal topic defense. The student defending must bring this completed form to the defense. After a successful dissertation proposal topic defense, this form will need to be signed by all the dissertation committee members and the Director of Graduate Studies. The student will then need to submit the original of this form with all the necessary signatures to the Graduate Program Administrative Officer.

Thesis Reviewer’s Report Form
To be completed by the student, signed by all the issertation committee members. After this form has been signed, the student must submit it to the Graduate Program Administrative Officer, who will make a copy of it for the student’s file and submit the original to the Graduate School. This needs to be received by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at least one week prior to the student’s actual dissertation defense.

Application for Graduate Degree Form
To be completed and submitted to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences for the student to get his/her degree (M.A. or Ph.D.). This form will ensure that you receive your degree/diploma on time. Degrees are awarded every month except for June — all degree requirements must be completed by the last business day of the month to receive the degree. This form is valid for 3 months after the first month requested for graduation, e.g. an application submitted now for a May 2004 degree will be valid for May, July and August 2004. Therefore, for those students who must submit a thesis and who do not know how long final revisions to the thesis will take after the defense, the application for graduate degree will be valid for 3 months assuming that your thesis along with all the supplementary forms are submitted within three months after you turn this form in to the Graduate School. Applications can be faxed to the Graduate School at 202-687-4378.

Student Petition for Change to Program Form
To be completed by the student for a change to a program of study. This is mainly used nowadays for students who would like to drop out of the program and just get their terminal Master’s degrees.

Tutorial Form
If a student plans to take a tutorial, this form must be completed by the student in conjunction with the professor who will be conducting the tutorial.

Graduate Student Conference Travel Funding Request Form
Students should review the department’s Graduate Student Conference Travel Funding Policy¬†before submitting a request. The request form and its required attachments must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the beginning of the conference a student wishes to attend.¬†

Add/Drop Form 
This form (which can be obtained in the Registrar’s Office – WGR G01) is used by students to sign up for classes that require instructor permission. It can also be used to add or drop classes when online registration has closed. Please be aware the the Registrar’s Office is very strict about the close of Add/Drop each semester. Check the registrar’s website and make sure that you get the appropriate signatures with plenty of time.

Calendar of Awards

This is a general calendar of application dates for Departmental fellowships and awards. Please note that the specific due dates are subject to change and may vary year to year.

Please let the Graduate Program Administrative Officer know if you think any other forms should be posted here.