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A graduate program form, bearing the name of the student’s advisor, is forwarded with the letter of admission to graduate study. The student should contact the academic advisor indicated on the form, and with the advisor’s assistance, complete the proposed graduate program. This form must be approved and signed by the appropriate individuals and returned to the Graduate Admissions Office during the first nine weeks of the first semester in the graduate program.
>> Fill and print out your graduate program form - Master's
>>Fill and print out your graduate program form - Doctorate
The Graduate Course Substitution Form is used to make changes to the original planned program form on file. If you have taken courses other than what were listed on your original degree plan, they must be approved by your advisor and collegiate graduate coordinator.
>> Fill and print out your program course substitution form
Graduate students may request to change adviser, degree/certificate program, subject area, and/or catalog during their course of study. The request must be approved by the applicant current department.
>> Fill and print out your change of program/adviser form
Graduate students may request a time extension, beyond the eight-year period, through their advisor and their program graduate coordinator. Time extensions must be approved by the department chair as well as by the Graduate Studies Committee of the Academic Council. Extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis.
>> Fill and print out your request for time extension
The individual student is responsible for fulfilling all university requirements for the preparation and submission of the thesis. These guidelines provide information helpful in the preparation of the thesis and describe certain formal requirements to which the thesis writer should adhere.
>> Guidelines for Thesis Preparation
>> Steps for completion of graduate thesis payment and process
A comprehensive examination is required in some programs. Please refer to your department’s section of the Graduate Bulletin or consult with your adviser to make that determination.
An application for the comprehensive examination must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office during the first three weeks of the semester in which the students plans to take the exam. This application is valid for one semester only.
The comprehensive exam is normally taken during the semester in which the student graduates; however, it may be taken after completion of 24 hours toward the master's degree.
Since no fee is required, the new forms should be completed and submitted online. Just click on the term you wish to take the exams to get started.
>> Fall 2013 (Fall 2013 Comprehensive Exam application deadline has passed. Contact Graduate Admissions and Records to submit a late application at 270-809-3779.)
>> Spring 2014
>> Summer 2014
The Application for Graduate Degree is available on the Academics tab in myGate. If your myGate is inactive, please contact Graduate Admissions for further instructions.
This application is effective for one semester only. If a student does not graduate after making application, it will be moved one time. If you are still unable to complete all degree requirements it will be your responsibility to submit a new application via myGate by the deadline for the term in which you plan to graduate. The new application will result in another degree fee.
The Graduate Degree Application and fee are due in Graduate Admissions during the first three weeks of the semester in which the student expects to graduate. Submission deadlines are posted on myGate.
Degree Applications may be submitted after the published deadline ONLY with prior approval of Graduate Admissions and Records. Late degree applications cannot be submitted through myGate. An additional $20 late fee will be required.
>> Apply online through myGate, OR
>> Fill and print out your application for degree form
>> Commencement Information
The Application for the Graduate Certificate Completion and processing fee of $15 are due in Graduate Admissions and Records during the first three weeks of the semester in which the student expects to complete all coursework toward the certificate.
After the student successfully completes all courses toward the certificate program, this will be posted to the MSU transcript within a few weeks. No document will be printed and/or mailed to the student. Questions about this form may be directed to Graduate Admissions and Records at 270-809-3779.
>> Fill and print out your application for graduate certificate completion
The following forms are housed and maintained by the Registrar's Office:
After all appropriate approval is granted, forms may be mailed to:
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