Review Student Degree Plans And Petitions
Each graduate student must submit an official degree plan to the Graduate and Professional School for approval. The degree plan formally declares the student’s degree objective, the membership of the student’s advisory committee and the specific courses that the student will be required to complete as part of his/her degree program. The student should develop the proposed degree plan in consultation with his/her advisory committee. Completed degree plans must be submitted to Grad School according the following guidelines:
The proposed degree plan should then be submitted for review and approval through the online Document Processing Submission System (DPSS)
At any point in the approval process, the degree plan may be returned to the student for additional changes. Once edited and resubmitted by the student, the electronic decision routing will begin again with the pre-committee staff approver (if applicable), followed by the committee chair and co-chair (if applicable), and so forth. Following departmental approval, the degree plan will be routed to Grad School for processing. For specific rules and limitations on course work and committee membership, see the university catalog
Once a degree plan is approved by Grad School, any changes in course work, committee membership, major, degree or department must be requested by petition to Grad School. As with the original degree plan, any changes must be electronically approved through DPSS by the following:
If the student is requesting a change of department or committee membership, the petition will be electronically routed to the current, approved department and/or committee member, as well as the new, proposed department and/or committee member. Review and make decisions on student submitted petitions online using the Document Processing Submission System (DPSS).
Completed degree plans must be submitted to Grad School according the following guidelines: