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Doctoral Degree Forms and Documents

This list includes only forms and documents specifically for doctoral degree students. Additional forms and documents are available here.

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Advisory Conference Report (ACR)

Required for doctoral students. Outlines plan of study for the degree and establishes doctoral committee membership. See also: Request for Change in Doctoral Advisory Conference Report

Signatures: Student, doctoral advisory committee, graduate liaison.

Deadline: Must be approved by the Graduate College before the semester the general examination will be taken. Graduate assistants may need to submit it earlier for tuition waiver eligibility.

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Recommended submission dates:
Second week of May
Fall exam
Second week of October
Spring exam
Second week of February
Summer exam
Authority Report Form for the Dissertation Defense

This form is customized individually by the Graduate College for each student and sent to the student and doctoral committee via email when the defense is authorized.

Signatures: Doctoral committee.

Deadline: Within 72 hours of the defense.

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Authority Report Form for the General Examination

This form is customized individually by the Graduate College for each student and sent to the student and doctoral committee via email when the exam is authorized.

Signatures: Doctoral committee.

Deadline: Within 72 hours of the oral portion of the exam.

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Checklist for Completion of Doctoral Degree
Explains the administrative steps necessary to complete a doctoral degree program. A web version is available in the Graduate College Bulletin.PDF
Dissertation Instruction Packet
See Thesis/Dissertation Instruction Packet below.
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Doctoral Degree Requirements
Check sheets that list degree requirements for each major at the doctoral level.
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Entry Form for Dissertation Title on Student's Academic Record

Required for doctoral students. Must be submitted with the final printed dissertation.

Deadline: Although the official deadline to deposit the dissertation is 60 calendar days from the defense, most students will need to deposit much earlier to meet the semester deposit deadline, graduate in the desired semester, and avoid additional enrollment. Refer to the deadlines page for semester deposit deadlines.

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General Exam Application for the Doctoral Degree

Required for doctoral students.

Signatures: Student, graduate liaison, committee chair.

Deadline: No later than the end of the second week of the term in which the exam will be taken.

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Request for Authority for Dissertation Defense

Required for doctoral students.

Signatures: Student, graduate liaison, committee chair.

Deadline: Ten business days before the defense. Refer to the deadlines page for deadlines to hold a dissertation defense.

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Request for Change in Doctoral Advisory Conference Report

Make changes to the doctoral committee or the coursework on an approved Advisory Conference Report.

Signatures: Student, graduate liaison, and all current, new, or departing committee members.

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Request for Degree Check

Required for doctoral students.

Deadline: Four weeks before the intended dissertation defense date. Refer to the deadlines page for deadlines to hold a dissertation defense.

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Thesis and Dissertation Template Guide
Explains how to use thesis and dissertation templates.
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Thesis/Dissertation Instruction Packet
Contains important information about research-related issues and copyright and explains the Graduate College formatting requirements for theses and dissertations.
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