Independent Study Contract

Independent study contracts are available here or on the forms rack located on the wall across from 427Z ISB.  Please complete the contract in its entirety and make a photocopy for yourself and your PI. Please bring the original form to the academic program office (427Z ISB) to have the Independent study added to your schedule.

 

M.4 Master's Outline

Please submit the title of your outline to mschneider [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu at least one week before your thesis outline meeting. A formatted  signature page will be generated for you to take to your meeting and obtain signatures from your committee members upon completion.  The original signature page and original outline should be submitted to the Graduate School immediately afterwards.

 

M.3 Master's Thesis Committee

Please submit the names of your committee members to  mschneider [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu. A memo will be sent to the Graduate School to request that your committee be formed.

M.5 Master's Thesis Defense

Please have your PI notify mschneider [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu with the results of your Thesis defense.  A memo will be generated and sent to the Graduate School with the results.

 

D.2 Doctoral Preliminary Comprehensive Exam

Please have your PI email mschneider [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu with the results of your ORP so a memo can be generated and sent to the Graduate School.

 

D.3 Doctoral Dissertation Committee

Please submit your committee information, including name of outside member and their institution to mschneider [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu. A memo will be sent to the Graduate School to request that your committee be formed.

 

D.4 Doctoral Dissertation Outline

Please send the title of your prospectus to mschneider [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu a week before your prospectus meeting.  A formatted signature sheet will be generated for you to bring with you to your prospectus meeting to obtain signatures from your committee members upon completion. The original signature sheet and prospectus should be sent to the Graduate School immediately afterwards.

 

D.5 Doctoral Oral Exam Scheduling

This Graduate School requires 30 days advance notice of the date of your PhD. defense. Please complete the PDF form located below in its entirety and return to mschneider [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu at least 35 days before the date of your Dissertation Defense. A memo will be sent to the Graduate School to request that your defense be scheduled.

 

D.6 Doctoral Oral Exam Results

Please have your PI email mschneider [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu with the results of your Dissertation Defense. A memo will be generated and sent to the Graduate School with the results.