Graduate School - Forms
Program of Study
Required for all degree and certificate seeking graduate students within the first
semester (certificates), prior to earning 12 credit hours of course work (master's
and specialist degrees), or prior to earning 36 credit hours (doctoral degrees).
The Program of Study is developed in consultation with and approved by the student's
graduate program advisor. Final approval rests with the Graduate School.
Program of Study Change
To amend an approved Program of Study.
Comprehensive Exam/Capstone Completion
Required and must be submitted by the student's research committee chair or primary
advisor by the deadline that final grades are posted in the Registrar's Office.
Application for Graduation
Required the semester prior to degree completion.
Required for thesis, specialist project, and dissertation students. Must submit for
Committee Selection (Thesis/Specialist Project/Dissertation)
Required for thesis, specialist project, and dissertation students prior to enrollment
in any 599, 699, or 799 course. The committee chair must holdgraduate faculty status. (Note: this is an online form.)
Advisor Change Request
To request a change of advisor within a student's academic program.
Appeal of Graduate Policy
To request deviation from Graduate School policy.
To appeal dismissal, students must submit an Academic Plan concurrently with the Appeal
of Graduate Policy. Students on probation may also be asked to submit an academic
plan by their academic department. *Students who receive notification from Financial Aid to submit an Academic Plan should
complete the Program of Study above, NOT the Academic Plan form.
Undergraduate Taking Graduate Courses
For undergraduate students to request enrollment in graduate courses.
*Students seeking teacher certification or rank change should contact the Office of Professional Educator Services for further requirements, 270-745-4300.
Graduate Assistantship Agreement
To be completed by the hiring department detailing the assistantship and serving as
a contract for the student and the appointing department.
To fund students presenting at professional meetings or conferences, or for students
who need to travel to conduct research.
Travel Grant Budget Form
Must be submitted with Travel Grant application.
Research Grant Application
To fund significant student research projects.
Research Grant Budget Form
Must be submitted with Research Grant application.
Distinguished Minority Fellows (DMF) Application
To assist minority students with tuition costs and opportunities for employment.