Graduate Student Guide

This Graduate Student Guide will support you in the successful pursuit of your graduate degree. The guide is designed with four components: Academic Planning, Advancement to Candidacy, Culminating Experience, and Graduation.

First, you will start your graduate career by academic planning. In addition, you will be guided through the Petition for Advancement to Graduate Candidacy [pdf], which is your university-approved graduate degree program. Next, we will discuss the culminating experience required to complete a master's or doctorate degree program. Finally, this guide will walk you through degree requirements and the graduation process.

Please note that our Steps to Graduation Brochure [pdf] compliments this online Graduate Student Guide and provides an overview of your entire graduate career.