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All Forms and Policies

For all forms and policies, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies 

To request forms, please contact the Graduate School at:

Applying for an Independent Study

  • If you would like to apply for an independent study you need to complete a form (only paper format) provided by the Graduate School.

Applying for a Field Project or Thesis

Below is a checklist of forms that must be completed, approved, and on file in the Graduate School and the PA Office PRIOR TO OFFICIALLY REGISTERING FOR YOUR FIELD PROJECT OR THESIS:


  • Do not assume you are exempt from completing the IRB form!
  • Prior to receiving IRB Approval, Principle Investigators must complete a web-based training course  in Human Subjects Research sponsored by CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative). The CITI Program training certificate is valid for three years.

Applying for Graduation/Certificate Completion

  • You can find Information about application, graduation check, degree time limits, honors, commencement, and diploma process at this website.
  • If you have questions about graduation application process, please contact the Graduate Studies office.


  • May graduation: end of the fourth week of the semester
  • August graduation: end of the first week of summer session
  • December graduation: end of the fourth week of the semester
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