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Master's Degree Forms and Documents

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

Many of our forms are fillable PDF files. You will need Adobe Reader to fill out these forms—using Preview or browser plugins may cause errors.

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Authority Report Form for the Non-Thesis Exam

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

Signatures: Examining committee.

Deadline: Within one week of the committee's decision, but no later than the final day of the semester.

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Authority Report Form for the Thesis Defense

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

Signatures: Thesis committee.

Deadline: Within 72 hours of the defense.

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Checklist for Completion of Master's Degree, Non-Thesis
Explains the administrative steps necessary to complete a non-thesis master's program. A web version is available in the Graduate College Bulletin.
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Checklist for Completion of Master's Degree with Thesis
Explains the administrative steps necessary to complete a thesis master's program. A web version is available in the Graduate College Bulletin.
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Master's Thesis Topic and Committee Membership

Required for thesis master's students.

Signatures: Student, graduate liaison, thesis committee members.

Deadline: The semester before graduation. Refer to the deadlines page for specific dates.

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Non-Thesis Instruction Packet
Required reading for non-thesis master's students. Outlines the non-thesis exam process and includes instructions for degree completion.PDF
Program of Study

Required for master's students. Lists all coursework that will be applied to the master's degree requirements.

Signatures: Student and graduate liaison.

Deadline: The semester before graduation. Refer to the deadlines page for specific dates. Graduate assistants may need to submit it earlier for tuition waiver eligibility.

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Request for Authority for Thesis Defense

Required for thesis master's students.

Signatures: Student, graduate liaison, committee chair.

Deadline: Five (5) business days before the defense. Refer to the deadlines page for deadlines to hold a thesis 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.PDF

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