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Application for Graduation

Application for Awarding of Master's Degree, Doctoral Degree, or Graduate Certificate


Graduate Office (GO) Forms

Please submit all forms to the Office of Graduate Studies, Extended Studies Building, 184.

  GO-14, Dual Degree Form

  GO-15, Validation of Out-of-Date Graduate Credit

  GO-16D, Appointment of Doctoral Dissertation Committee (Doctor's Level)

  GO-16M, Appointment of Final Oral Examination Committee (Masters Level)

  GO-17D, Doctoral Recommendation for the Degree

  GO-17M, Masters Recommendation for the Degree

  GO-19D, Request for Change of Major (Doctoral Level)

  GO-19M, Request for Change of Major (Masters Level)

  GO-21D, Proposed Transfer Credit (Doctoral Level)

  GO-21M, Proposed Transfer Credit (Masters Level)
               The GO-21M is now used only for Transfer credits (credits taken at another college/university).

               Requests for Pre-admission credits taken at PSU are now made using the Graduate DARS Exception                  Request form (online). Information on DARS is available here.

 GO-23, Doctoral Request for Advancement to Candidacy


Thesis and Dissertation Forms

 Thesis Signature Page

 Dissertation Signature Page

 ETD Access Form

 ETD Formatting Checklist

The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) is online. Please register and complete the SED at: Additional information on the online SED is available here (scroll to bottom of page).


Miscellaneous Forms

 Graduate Petition

 Criteria and Guidelines for Assigning an Incomplete Grade ("I")

 Overload Approval

 Graduate Re-Enrollment form


Admission Information and Applications

Application to a graduate program at PSU is a two-step process. You must submit two separate applications: one to the Office of Admissions, and the other directly to the department. See instructions and a link to the online Office of Admissions application, as well as instructions for departmental applications.

If you are unable to apply online, paper applications are also available:

University Application for Graduate Admission

 University Application for International Graduate Admission

These applications (above) are seven page PDF files that have general instructions on the first and second pages, a generic departmental application on the third page (check with the department to which you are applying to see if they require a specific departmental application), and the Office of Admissions graduate admission application on the fifth and sixth pages.


 Change of Admission Term

Graduate students, with the support of the department, can defer their term of admission up to four terms for programs that admit once per year (e.g. Fall 2014 to Fall 2015) or up to three terms for programs that admit every term (e.g. Fall 2014 to Summer 2015).