The Graduate Coordinator's office services the needs of all of the graduate programs in the Department of Psychology, including admissions and alumni services.
Graduate Students are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and apply for graduation in the semester of the actual thesis or dissertation defense date. Now that you've projected the date, you should apply for graduation. Please submit an electronic copy of your defense document to the Graduate Coordinator along with a properly formatted abstract for the required public announcement of your defense meeting (see the Graduate Student Manual for directions on how to format the abstract for the public announcement).
In fact, all forms and/or documents requiring the Chair's signature should be routed through our office. We'll coordinate obtaining the Chair's signature and route further if needed (e.g., to Toulouse, Registrar, etc).
As always, if you are unclear on any of the steps, we are here to help guide you through the process. Stop by TH316 and we'll walk you through the process.
The Continuous Enrollment policy of the Toulouse Graduate School requires that once enrollment has begun students must maintain continuous enrollment in a minimum of 3 semester hours of thesis/dissertation during each fall and spring term/semester, up to and including the term/semester the thesis/dissertation is accepted by the dean of the Toulouse Graduate School. The requirement to enroll does not end with the defense. Students must continue to enroll until the paper is submitted to the graduate school. If you will be using university facilities or faculty time during the summer, or defend your thesis/dissertation, or submit your defended paper to the graduate school in the summer, you must be enrolled in thesis/dissertation during that summer.
- Internships constitute a full year of work. Please be aware that the start/end dates of the internship may impact your official graduation date from UNT.
Below are common forms or materials that students often request from our office. If you know which form you need and what to do with it, you may download them from here.
Graduate Student Forms and Manuals
Course Based Forms
Transfer/Course Substitution Request
*requires syllabus for review
R53 Request for Posting Special Title/Topic/Subject - Special Problems
*request for course title substitution should be sent within 30 days of the succeeding semester
*this form should be completed before the student submits the TGS webform
Degree Plan Forms
Master's Degree Plan
*requires at least 30 hours
*clarification: indicate the date Pass Through Commences (i.e., x Fall 2020)
*transferring courses from another university; please list the course number from the prior university; NOT the UNT course
Doctoral Degree Plan
*residency clarification: 2 consecutive long terms at UNT and 1 adjoining summer session/term at UNT semesters of 9 credit hours (i.e., Fall '20 - Spring '21)
Change in Degree Plan
*includes changing up to 5 courses and modifying committee members
Official Defense Checklist and Forms
*please read through the guidelines before submitting your request.
General Graduate Student Forms
*students, advisors, and directors must work with the Graduate Coordinator to get this form submitted to Toulouse Graduate School
Doctoral Candidacy Student Form
*students should complete this supplemental form after passing comps