|Attend both the Chemistry Department and the Graduate School Orientation (RSVP for Graduate School Orientation here)||Review Admissions packet for date|
|Download your registration form from UAOnline, fill out with your advisor, and return to Department Office||Registration forms are only required for the first semester of study|
|Turn in Appointment of Advisory Committee||By the end of the first semester of study|
|Turn in Graduate Study Plan||By the end of second semester of study|
|Turn in Report of Graduate Advisory Committee, Progress Report, and Department Program Assessment Form||Every year to the Chemistry Department Office by May 10th to make sure paperwork is processed by May 15th Graduate School deadline|
|Complete core coursework||Usually first two years of study|
|Complete comprehensive exams, which differ by Program. See the attached documents for Environmental Chemistry or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||Usually summer after second year of study|
|Complete research proposal in the format of a fellowship or grant in the student's research area and have approved by the committee -- see the program-specific comprehensive exam plans in the prior row for details.||Two weeks before the scheduling of oral examination|
|File Report on Comprehensive Examination with Graduate School. Check only the written examination box a this time.||Upon approval of written comprehensive exam by committee|
|Request outside examiner for oral examination||3 weeks prior to examination|
|Complete oral examination with committee and external examiner. Bring to this examination the Report on Comprehensive Examination, which the committee will sign regarding the oral portion of your comprehensive exams.||No later than the end of the semester following your written comprehensive exams|
|Turn in Advancement to Candidacy||After completing comprehensive exams, and at least one semester prior to graduation. See Graduate School website for due dates|
|Attend thesis formatting workshop or review thesis guidelines||Before turning in final thesis draft|
Turn in a final draft of your dissertation to your advisor
At least 6 weeks before Graduate School thesis submission deadline
(approx. Spring: 2/24, Summer: 6/20, Fall: 10/29)
|Request an Outside Examiner||3 weeks prior to defense|
Reserve a room for defense
3 weeks prior to defense
|Turn in final draft of your dissertation to your committee members||at least 2 weeks prior to defense|
Provide Department Office with details of your defense, including date, location, thesis title, and thesis abstract (these details will be forwarded to the Dean's Office)
2 weeks prior to defense
2 weeks prior to defense
Make sure that the defense on the UAF Science calendar
2 weeks prior to defense
Dissertation defense - approximately 40 minute public presentationfollowed by a closed session oral examination.
At least 4 weeks before Graduate School thesis submission deadline. When possible, do not schedule defense during last two weeks of a semester.
(approx. Spring: 3/10, Summer: 7/3, Fall: 11/12)
|Turn in Dissertation Defense Report||Within 15 days of your defense|
|Apply for graduation||Visit Graduate School website for deadlines|
|Make any changes to your thesis that were suggested by your committee||Before obtaining committee signatures|
|Bring signature page to Graduate School to be double checked before anyone signs it||Before obtaining committee signatures|
|Obtain committee member signatures on signature page on thesis paper||Before submitting to Department Chair|
Email post-defense electronic thesis to Chemistry Department Chair. You will get comments and send a finalized electronic version back to the Chair.
At least 2 weeks before Graduate School thesis submission deadline
(approx. Spring: 3/24, Summer: 7/18, Fall: 11/19)
The chair will email the finalized electronic version of the thesis to the Dean's office for this stage of review.
At least 1 week before Graduate School thesis submission deadline
(approx. Spring: 3/31, Summer: 7/25, Fall: 11/26)
Submit your Signature page with all the signatures (two originals - regular paper) and the UAF Publishing Agreement Form to the Graduate School.
Submit your thesis as a pdf and pay required fees through the ETD website (details found here).
Email Graduate School a 50-word version of your abstract (guidelines here) and a good-quality photograph of yourself for the Fairbanks Daily News Miner.
Complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED).
Graduate School thesis submission deadline
(approx. Spring: 4/7, Summer: 8/1, Fall: 12/3)
|Make formatting changes to the thesis required by the Graduate School and resubmit through ETD.|
|Complete anonymous Exit Interview|
|Return keys, catalog experimental samples and data, release lab notebooks and clean research area|
|Graduation!||See posted graduation date and UAF's walk-through policy|