Graduate Student InformationADVS Graduate Handbook
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Memorandum of Understanding Forms
ADVS-BS to MS
ADVS-MS to PhD
ADVS-BS to PhD
BS to MS requirements
BS to PhD requirements
Total of 70 credits
At least 30 credits of 6000 level or above (includes dissertation credits)
Need at three separate semesters of ADVS 6800 Seminar (may substitute two of the three with ADVS6810 Seminar in Toxicology)
18 dissertation credits
33 credits of residency
No more than 12 credits taken from another institution
Maintain a 3.0 GPA
No grades below C
8 years to complete
MS - PhD requirements
MPH Online Program
Other items to remember
Graduate School Forms
(All forms are submitted through servicenow.usu.edu)
SCAF Supervisory Committee Form - submitted end of 1st semester for MS, and submitted end of 2nd semester for PhD. Cannot change 90 days prior to defense.
POS - Program of Student - Plan prepared in degreeworks. Degree plan submitted in servicenow by the end of your 2nd or 3rd semester. Cannot change 90 days prior to defense. (Must be submitted by the GPC Graduate Program Coordinator)
TPA Master's Thesis/Project Approval Form- submitted after student successfully defends a research proposal and have the necessary regulatory approvals to conduct that research. Completed during 2nd or 3rd semester. Submitted 3 months prior to defense.
ACDD Application for Candidacy- completed after you finish your comprehensive exams. Submit at least three months prior to your final defense.
AFE - Appointment for Examination must be submitted 10 business days prior to the defense (department suggestion 30 days prior to defense) The title page is submitted to the graduate school at the same time
Work with your GPC to submit these forms
ROE – Record of Examination – submitted by GPC after defense decision is made.
F&S – Format and Style Form – submitted after your defense
A&C- Authorship and Copyright – submitted after your defense
EMB- Embargo Form – submitted to digitalcommons after your defense (policy may change by SGS)
Graduate Student Defense and Graduation Information
Graduate students should submit their thesis/dissertation 30 days prior to defense with a minimum of 2 weeks. Only minor edits should be needed after a successful defense.
The format for your public defense is an introduction, presentation, followed by questions by questions. Participants can ask questions during the presentation if needed and at the end. The public defense shows a rational for your data and the critical assessment and interpretation of that data to show the depth knowledge.
Non-public defense is open to all faculty members by typically the students supervisory committee. Additional questions and follow up take place during this period.
This semester is only used on rare occasions a study did not complete all edits within the weeks after their defense.