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Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

The Graduate College Policies, Procedures and Guidelines along with Graduate Student Resources comprise an online version of the Graduate Student Handbook.

These policies are those specific to PhD, doctoral and master’s programs and complement, but do not replace, the policies listed as official University Academic Policy issued by the Office of the Provost. Please view the Office of the Provost's policy listing for additional policies, which may be applicable to all students. Every graduate student is responsible for being aware of the policies, regulations, and procedures of his or her department or program. This is not intended as a substitute for frequent meetings between the student and the department graduate advisor, supervising professor, and/or appropriate graduate advisory committee.

Policies listed are subject to change and the University Provost’s website contains the most up-to-date information. Students are bound by those that are extant at the time that they matriculate into their degree programs. Readmitted students are bound by the requirements in place at the time of readmission, unless an exception has been granted by the respective department and the Dean of the Graduate College.