Application for Graduation
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GO-15, Validation of Out-of-Date Graduate Credit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
The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) is online. Please register and complete the SED at: https://sed.norc.org/survey. Additional information on the online SED is available here (scroll to bottom of page).
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. Click for 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:
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.
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).