MS Program

Early Entry 

Early Entry can be found in the Graduate Academic Petition system.

MS Plan of Study (With-Thesis Option and Non-Thesis Option) (PDF)

Grad School Forms

Forms are submitted electronically through DocuSign unless otherwise noted. To begin a new form simply click the link, follow the instructions on the Powerform Signer to enter names and NON-ALIAS email address for your advisor/committee chair, committee members and graduate program director, depending on the requirements of the form.

Appointment of Master’s Thesis Committee 

This form is for the appointment of the master’s thesis committee and is due at least 1 week prior to the proposal defense. Committee chairs should be tenured faculty.  When that is not possible, a tenured faculty member may be appointed as a co-chair.  All committee members must hold graduate faculty appointments. One chair must hold regular graduate faculty membership in the student’s program or department. Co-chairs should be listed on the committee form and on the title page.

Please note: You must complete this Exceptions Form if the individual you are requesting to serve on a Master’s thesis or Doctoral committee does not possess the terminal degree for your program.   Please enter the data on the form, print and sign.  You can scan the document and forward as a pdf and subsequent approvers can add their signatures using Adobe.  At present, this is not an online form, nor formatted for Docusign.   

Proposal Defense Report for Master’s Thesis 

For reporting the outcome of a proposed master’s thesis.

Final Defense Report for Master’s Thesis

For reporting the outcome of a master’s thesis.

Master’s Thesis Submission and ETD Form

This form should be submitted to the Graduate School when the student submits his/her thesis to ProQuest.  Payment for the Submission Fee and optional Copyright must be made through the online Payment Portal.

Graduation Application

To apply to graduate with a doctoral or master’s degree, or a graduate certificate: Log into, select Banner Self-Service, Student Services, Student Records, and Online Graduation Application. Click “Continue” if this is the first time a graduation application has been submitted, or “Create a New Application” if one has been submitted previously. After completing all sections, click the “Submit” button.