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Graduate Program FAQ

Most if not all of the highlighted information below is covered in detail on the Graduate School website. We choose to highlight this information because these are the most frequently asked question topics by graduate students in our department.

Each student has a graduate advisory committee. Members of the committee should be chosen on the basis of the student’s interests, the student’s experience with faculty members, and the adviser’s knowledge and expertise. The makeup of a graduate committee must be approved by the department head and, of course, agreed to by the potential members themselves.

Your committee must be identified before filing a GS-6 form, due before the time of the fourth regular semester registration, see below. Committees can be changed by filing a GS-9A form.

All students are required to file a GS-6 form that formally declares the classes to be used to satisfy the degree. The Program of Study is a document which lists all courses taken in pursuit of the degree as well as the graduate committee. The Program of Study must be filed with the Graduate School before the time of the fourth regular semester registration.

All students admitted to a graduate program at Colorado State University are required to be continuously registered in the fall and spring semester throughout their degree programs.

Graduate degree candidates must be either enrolled for at least one credit or must register for continuous registration during the term (fall, spring, or summer) that they will complete their degree requirements.

Your thesis or dissertation must be submitted and approved by the published deadline date of your graduating term in order to graduate in a given semester. You can find all of the important information about submitting your thesis or dissertation here.

Once you have completed all of the departmental and graduate school academic requirements for graduation, it’s time to plan for commencement.

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