Current Graduate Student Forms

Master’s Level Students
-Apply to Graduate: Students who are candidates for graduation must apply to graduate through Student Administration System. Apply to graduate by the fourth week of your final semester (or the spring semester for summer graduates). You can apply to graduate once registration for your last semester opens up. For more information about using the system to apply for graduation, see Apply for Graduation

-MS Plan of Study: Students should complete the Master’s Plan of Study form and submit it with the necessary signatures by the fourth week of your final semester to Sandra Cyr (sandra.cyr@uconn.edu) of Degree Audit with a CC to psychgrad@uconn.edu (Psych Grad Programs Office). 

-Two weeks prior to your MS defense: Email psychgrad@uconn.edu (Psych Grad Programs Office) the date, Zoom/WebEx meeting details (including link and password), time, title of thesis, major advisor(s), and a copy of your working thesis so we can announce your MS defense to the Faculty and Graduate Listservs.

-Submit the required final paperwork (for Plan A thesis) below by the published deadline (two weeks before the end of the semester) on the Academic Calendar.

  • Finalized and formatted thesis submitted in Submittable (see Thesis Information for details). Effective May 9, 2016, a printed copy of the thesis is no longer required to be submitted.
  • Approval page (this webform accounts for both the Final Exam and overall Approval of the thesis). For more info, refer to “How to Submit Paperwork” in Graduation FAQs.

See Master’s Degree Programs for more info about degree requirements and graduation information.

 

Doctoral Level Students

-PhD Plan of Study: Plan of Study for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Submit original copy to Jenn Horan (jenn.horan@uconn.edu) of Degree Audit with a CC to psychgrad@uconn.edu (Psych Grad Programs Office) no later than the completion of 18 credits. NOTE: The PhD Plan of Study accompanied by the departmental Breadth of Studies Form MUST be signed and approved by the Associate Head of Graduate Studies before it is submitted to the Jenn Horan of Degree Audit-Registrar’s Office. 

-General Exam Form: Report on the General Examination for the Doctoral Degree. Submit to Jenn Horan (jenn.horan@uconn.edu) of Degree Audit with a CC to psychgrad@uconn.edu (Psych Grad Programs Office) once examination has been completed. Be sure to submit by the published deadline on the Academic Calendar:

-Dissertation Proposal: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal should be accompanied by the department’s Report of Meeting to Approve a Proposed Dissertationand MUST be signed and approved by the Associate Head of Graduate Studies, Dr. Etan Markus, before it is submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Submit original copy of the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal to Jenn Horan (jenn.horan@uconn.edu) of Degree Audit with a CC to psychgrad@uconn.edu (Psych Grad Programs Office) Registrar’s Office after successfully defending your prospectus. Submit the departmental “Report of Meeting to Approve a Proposed Dissertation” form to psychgrad@uconn.edu (Psych Grad Programs Office).

 

FINAL SEMESTER

-Apply to Graduate: Students who are candidates for graduation must apply to graduate through Student Administration System. Apply to graduate by the fourth week of your final semester (or the spring semester for summer graduates). You can apply to graduate once registration for your last semester opens up. For more information about using the system to apply for graduation, see Apply for Graduation

-Announce your oral defense with the University in the University Events Calendar and cross-link it to the Psychology Calendar at least two weeks before the date of your defense. The directions for posting are outlined under Step 6: Prepare for oral defense on the Registrar’s Doctoral Degrees webpage.

-Announce your defense with the Department: Once you submit your event to the University Calendar, email psychgrad@uconn.edu (Psych Grad Programs Office)  the date, Zoom/WebEx meeting details (including link and password), time, title of dissertation, major advisor(s), and a copy of your working dissertation so we can announce your defense to the Faculty and Graduate Listservs two weeks prior to your defense.

Departmental Dissertation Defense Signature Form should be submitted electronically to psychgrad@uconn.edu (Psych Grad Programs Office) at least one week before your defense date. Electronic signatures are fine.

-Submit the required final paperwork by the published deadline on the Academic Calendar. After you successfully complete your defense, your committee may require further revisions of your dissertation. Once you have completed all necessary revisions and have final approval, you are ready to prepare the final copy of your dissertation for submission (see Dissertation Information section for details).

  • Submit ONE electronic copy of your dissertation to Submittable. Follow the instructions found in the Submittable help file. Effective May 9, 2016, a printed copy of the dissertation is no longer required to be submitted.
  • Submit to the Office of the Registrar: electronic Approval Page (this *webform accounts for both the final exam and overall approval of the dissertation), and a copy of the receipt of submission to the Survey of Earned Doctorates Completion Certificate

*Note about the webform: It is routed to your committee after the dissertation defense for their approvals and includes a required dissertation defense date field which replaces the previously required Final Exam Report. After the final committee member has approved the page it will be routed to Jenn Horan in Degree Audit. You do not need to submit an approval page document or email with approvals. If you have external committee members they should email Jenn Horan their approval directly, jenn.horan@uconn.edu

    See Doctoral Degree Programs for more information about degree requirements and graduation information.

     

    General Graduate Student Forms
    Request for Changes in Plan of Study
    Request for Reinstatement Form
    Biographical Information Update Request Form
    Change of Major Advisor
    Name Change Notification
    Graduate School Course Audit Request
    Notification of Change of Social Security Number
    Independent Study Authorization (Before the 4th week of classes only)
    Schedule Revision Request (Add/Drop) (Before the 4th week of classes only)
    Leave of Absence Request Form  (Students who wish to request academic leave must complete an online Voluntary Separation Notification)
    Request for Reinstatement from Leave of Absence

    Request for Withdrawal (Students who wish to cancel enrollment, withdraw from the current semester, or discontinue a graduate program must complete an online Voluntary Separation Notification)

    Graduate School Romantic Relationships Reporting Form
    Course Requirement Waiver

     

    Certificate Program Forms
    Plan of Study for the Certificate Program Submit to Registrar’s Office within the first four weeks of your final semester.