Remote Paperwork Procedures

For Qualifying Papers, Dissertation, and Degree Paperwork

 

Qualifying Paper 1 (Second Year Paper) – Sign On

  • Assemble a committee, including a principal reader and 2 secondary readers. Schedule a “sign on” meeting with the committee to discuss content/direction of the project.
  • After the meeting, complete the QP Proposal I Form through Docusign. After you enter your committee’s names and email addresses and complete your portion of the form, the document will automatically be circulated to the committee and Graduate Director.
  • Email a copy of your proposal to the Graduate Program Coordinator.

 

Qualifying Paper 1 (Second Year Paper) – Sign Off

  • When your QP is completed and ready to be defended, schedule a final “sign-off” meeting with the committee.
  • After the meeting, complete the QP 1 Evaluation Form and MA Candidacy Form through Docusign.
    • On page 1 of the MA Candidacy form, list 10 courses (30 credits) in order of the year/term.
    • After you enter your committee’s names and email addresses and complete your portion of the form, the document will automatically be circulated to the committee and Graduate Director.
  • Email a copy of your QP 1 to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
  • Submit the MA Candidacy Form and Diploma Application Confirmation to the School of Graduate Studies (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    • Submission instructions are available on the SGS website.
Diploma Application and Candidacy Form Deadlines
  • October 1, 2020, for an October 2020 dated degree
  • January 6, 2021 for a January 2021 dated degree
  • April 1, 2021 for a May 2021 dated degree

 

Qualifying Paper 2 (Final Qualifying Paper) - Sign On

  • Assemble a committee, including a principal reader and secondary readers. Schedule a “sign on” meeting with the committee to discuss content/direction of the project.
  • After the meeting, complete the QP Proposal 2 Form or the Final QP Proposal Form (2019 cohort and beyond for 3-6-9 program) through Docusign.
  • After you enter your committee’s names and email addresses and complete your portion of the form, the document will automatically be circulated to the committee and Graduate Director. Committee members should only complete the portions of the form that are applicable to your project.
  • Email a copy of your proposal to the Graduate Program Coordinator.

 

Qualifying Paper 2 (Final Qualifying Paper) - Sign Off

  • When your QP is completed and ready to be defended, schedule a final “sign-off” meeting with the committee.
  • After the meeting, complete the QP 2 Evaluation Form or the Final QP Defense Form (2019 cohort and beyond for 3-6-9 program) through Docusign. After you enter your committee’s names and email addresses and complete your portion of the form, the document will automatically be circulated to the committee. Committee members should only complete the portions of the form that are applicable to your project.
  • Email a copy of your Final QP to the Graduate Program Coordinator.

 

Dissertation Proposal Defense

  • When your dissertation proposal is completed and ready to be defended, schedule a meeting with the committee.
  • After your dissertation proposal defense, complete the Dissertation Proposal Approval Form through Docusign. After you enter your committee’s names and email addresses and complete your portion of the form, the document will automatically be circulated to the committee and Graduate Director.
  • Complete the Qualifying Examination Form through Docusign and submit it to SGS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to officially become ABD.
  • Email your dissertation proposal to the Graduate Program Coordinator.

 

Dissertation Defense

  • When your dissertation is completed and ready to be defended, schedule a meeting with the committee.
  • After your dissertation defense, complete the Final Defense Candidacy Form through Docusign. After you enter your committee’s names and email addresses and complete your portion of the form, the document will automatically be circulated to the committee and Graduate Director.
  • Request that your committee members sign your Title Page. You may request that they sign/scan the title page, or you may enter the Title Page into Docusign.
  • Complete ALL FORMS required by the Graduate School and submit ALL requirements in ONE email to SGS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  • Please send a copy of your Final Defense Candidacy Form, Title Page, and Dissertation to the Graduate Program Coordinator.