The advisor and committee are appointed through filing a Program of Study (GS6) with the Graduate School, which lists the advisor, committee members, and all courses which will be taken in pursuit of the degree. This is the formal statement of what will be done to fulfill degree requirements. The Program of Study must be filed with the Graduate School before the time of the fourth regular semester registration. Students who fail to meet this requirement may be denied subsequent registration. For Track III Admission students in combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs, the GS6 must be filed before the end of the student’s first semester after admission to Graduate School.

Prior to filling out the GS6, all mathematics graduate students must complete the GS6 program of study worksheet with their intended advisor.  Submit the completed worksheet to the graduate coordinator for a preliminary check to assure all degree requirements have been met, and that committee members selected are eligible to serve in the capacity indicated.  The GS6 can be completed after the worksheet has been approved.  You will access your program of study on RAMweb.

While it is important for a student to plan the Program of Study, together with the advisor and committee, early in the graduate career, it is understood that plans may develop and change. Reconciliation of courses planned on the Program of Study and those actually taken will be made when applying to graduate using the GS25 application for graduation form.  Courses which have been taken and for which a grade has been received (A through F, I, S or U) may not be removed from the Program of Study.

Note that when a student who has received an MS degree in mathematics from our program decides to continue in the Ph.D. program, the student must complete a second GS6 form for the Ph.D. program of study, after completing the GS7 form (see section 4.3 below).

You will access the GS7 form on RAMweb.  Students may opt to change degree programs with or without completing the degree in which they are currently enrolled.  Students may change degree programs because they are no longer interested in finishing the degree in which they are currently enrolled, or they were originally admitted to a PhD program, but want to first graduate with a master’s degree.  Any permanent changes to the degree program are recorded through the filing of a GS7.

Continuation to the PhD program after completing the MS is not automatic.  Students wishing to continue must have passed the PhD qualifiers part (I), and received approval from the Graduate Director and Department Chair.  This will be accomplished by filing the GS7 with the department.  Once approved, the GS7 will be sent to the Graduate School.

Once you have completed the GS7 on RAMweb, print the completed form and sign, obtain your advisor (and co-advisor’s) signature and bring the form to the graduate coordinator.   The department chair’s signature will be obtained and a copy made for your department file and deliver to the graduate school for you.

You will access the GS9A form on RAMweb. A member of the committee, including the advisor, may resign from the committee, or be replaced by the student.  Any permanent changes in committee membership are recorded through the filing of a GS9A.

You will access the GS16 form on RAMweb.  Once you have completed the GS16 on RAMweb, print the completed form and take it with you to your preliminary examination.  Once the examination is complete and the outcome is known it is the responsibility of the student to return the form to the Graduate Coordinator.  This must be done in a timely manner as the form is due to the Graduate School within two working days.

You will access the GS24 form on RAMweb.  Once you have filled out the GS24, print the completed form and take it with you to your defense.  Once the examination is complete and the outcome is know it is the responsibility of the student to return the form to the Graduate Coordinator.  This must be done in a timely manner as the form is due to the Graduate School within two working days.

Students must apply for graduation by submitting form GS25.  You will access the GS25 on RAMweb.  Deadlines are available on the Graduate School’s website.  Once you have completed the GS25 on RAMweb, print the completed form and sign, obtain your advisor (and co-advisor’s) signature and bring the form to the graduate coordinator.   The department chair’s signature will be obtained and a copy made for your department file and deliver to the graduate school for you.  Reconciliation of courses planned on the Program of Study and those actually taken will be made on this form.  Students must be registered for a minimum of 1 credit or CR (see Part I – 2.2 above) during the semester they plan to graduate.

The Graduate Coordinator will complete this form and forward to the Graduate School once all departmental requirements have been met.  It is not necessary for the student to complete this form.

You will access the GS30 on RAMweb.  All Master’s Plan A students and Ph.D. students submit this form after your final thesis or dissertation has been reviewed and approved by your committee.

The completed and signed form must be submitted to the Graduate School Office by the published deadline date of the student’s graduating term and before the electronic submission of the thesis or dissertation.