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Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences

Forms and Other Useful Information

Physics PhD Program Specific Forms

(Forms are listed roughly in accordance with the progress in your degree program. Students should submit the appropriate form(s) as they reach a given stage of their progress. Use the Sample Program Timeline as a rough guidance.)

  • Planning for your program
    • Curriculum Overview Form [doc][pdf]
      (for use in planning your courses with your Graduate or Dissertation adviser)
    • Dissertation Committee Appointment Form [pdf][doc]
  • Getting ready to advance to candidacy
    • Reduction of Credtis Form [pdf]
    • Program of Study Form [pdf][doc]
    • Dissertation Proposal Form [pdf][doc]
    • Advancement to Candidacy Forms [pdf]
  • Getting ready to finish
  • (Please check the Graduation Information page)
    • Graduate Assistant Full Time Status Form [pdf]
    • Doctoral Dissertation Research Full Time Equivalent Status Form [policy 1] [policy 2][pdf]
      (This form should be used only when you have already completed the minmum required number of 998 and 999)
    • Doctoral Defense Form [pdf][doc]
    • Dissertation Signature Page [doc]
    • Degree Compliance for Graduating Students (Registrar Office)
    • University Dissertation Services (Libraries)

Other Useful Forms and Information

  • Qualifying Exam Record Form (not for student use) [pdf][doc]
  • Requst to Change COS Degree Program Form (new) [pdf][doc]
  • Full Time Classification [policy][form]
  • Credit Reduction for courses taken from prior graduate degree (up to 30 credits) [policy] [form]
  • Graduate Transfer Credit Request [policy] [form]
  • Dissertation PHYS 999 Request [policy] [form]
  • Secondary Program Application [form]
  • University Dissertation and Thesis Services [website]

Program Overview
Admission Requirements
Curriculum Requirements
Graduation Information
Graduate Assistantships
Qualifying Exam

Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

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General questions and requests for additional information should be directed to Dr. Robert Weigel, the program director.