Department Forms & Deadlines

Below is a listing of the most commonly used forms. Please check the graduate degree requirements and OGS forms webpage for a complete list of all applicable forms for your personal program. Contact the academic advisor with any questions. Please note a copy of all forms delivered to OGS should also be provided to the Sociology academic advisor so your graduate file in the department can also be updated.

Form name

MA or PhD What's it for? Due Where
MA Course Requirements MA helps students keep track of their own progress in the department N/A N/A
PhD Course Requirements PhD helps students keep track of their own progress in the department N/A N/A
Appointment of Faculty Advisor Both providing documented mentorship for all graduate students. end of second semester in the program Sociology Office
Program of Study for the Master’s Degree (POS)
MA allows OGS personnel to confirm that the correct courses are being used toward the degree After the completion of 12 hours of graduate-level coursework & at least 1 semester prior to expected graduation Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
Departmental Thesis Prospectus Approval Form MA allows Sociology faculty and graduate committee to guide student toward a viable thesis 2 semester prior to expected graduation Sociology Office
Proposal to take Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams
PhD used to approve student's reading lists in their two exam areas least 4 months prior to anticipated date of exam Sociology Office
Application for Candidacy PhD used to promote PhD students to ABD status after comprehensive exams are complete and approved Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
Dissertation Prospectus Approval form PhD used by dissertation committee to approve the topic of a student's dissertation consensus of committee Sociology Office
Appointment of Dissertation Committee form PhD used to inform OGS of dissertation committee membership/confirm eligibility of members to be on committee later than first semester of enrollment in Soc. 699 -- dissertation hours Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
Announcement of Examination Both used to announce thesis defenses, dissertation defenses, and doctoral comprehensive exams (comps) least 2 weeks before scheduled defense Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
Report of Examination
Both used to inform OGS of the results of a thesis defense, dissertation defense, or comps defense no later than 2 weeks after the defense has occurred Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
Report of Thesis/Dissertation
Both used by committee members to rate the quality of the thesis or dissertation no later than 2 weeks after the defense has occurred Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)