Graduate Forms & Deadlines

Below is a listing of the most commonly used forms. Please check the Sociology Department graduate degree requirements page and Graduate Studies forms page for a complete list of all applicable forms for your personal program. Contact the Coordinator of Graduate Academic Advisement with any questions. Please note that of all forms will be submitted to Graduate Studies by the Coordinator.  

Form name
MA or PhD
What's it for?


Applicant Demographic SurveyUse to apply to the PhD ProgramN/AN/A
MA and PhD RequirementsBothMA/PhD Requirements for Graduate StudentsN/AN/A
MA Course RequirementsMAHelps students keep track of their own progress in the departmentN/AN/A

PhD Course Requirements

PhDHelps students keep track of their own progress in the departmentN/AN/A
MA/PHD ChecklistBothUse to track coursework.N/AN/A
Appointment of Faculty AdvisorBothProviding documented mentorship for all graduate students.End of second semester in the programSociology Office
Change of Faculty AdvisorBothProviding documented mentorship for all graduate students.N/ASociology Office
Program of Study for the Master’s Degree (POS)MAAllows Graduate Studies personnel to confirm that the correct courses are being used toward the degreeAfter the completion of 12 hours of graduate-level coursework & at least 1 semester prior to expected graduationGraduate Studies Office
Departmental Thesis Prospectus Approval FormMAAllows Sociology faculty and graduate committee to guide student toward a viable thesis2 semesters prior to expected graduationSociology Office
Request to Continue in Ph.D. Program Post-MA FormBothPost-MA Students must formally request to continue on to the Ph.D. program after successfully defending their MA thesis.Sociology Office
Proposal to take Ph.D. Comprehensive ExamsPhDUsed to approve student's reading lists in their two exam areasAt least 4 months prior to anticipated date of examSociology Office
Application for CandidacyPhDUsed to promote PhD students to ABD statusAfter comprehensive exams are complete and approvedGraduate Studies Office
Dissertation Prospectus Approval formPhDUsed by dissertation committee to approve the topic of a student's dissertationConsensus of committeeSociology Office
Appointment of Dissertation Committee formPhDUsed to inform Graduate Studies of dissertation committee membership/confirm eligibility of members to be on committeeNo later than first semester of enrollment in Soc. 699 -- dissertation hoursGraduate Studies Office
Announcement of ExaminationBothUsed to announce thesis defenses, dissertation defenses, and doctoral comprehensive exams (comps)At least 2 weeks before scheduled defenseGraduate Studies Office
Report of ExaminationBothUsed to inform Graduate Studies of the results of a thesis defense, dissertation defense, or comps defenseNo later than 2 weeks after the defense has occurredGraduate Studies Office