All theses must be submitted to the Graduate School for format review (See deadlines at http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CLAS/Programs/HumanitiesSocialSciences/mhmssforms/Documents/Deadlines%202013-2014.pdf). For the review, submit an unbound draft of at least 2/3 of the thesis to the Graduate School Office, 1380 Lawrence St., Suite 1251. For further information call 303-315-2183. The student will receive a list of format revisions that must be made before the final copy is submitted. The student will also be working with their graduate advisor/committee to make content revisions prior to submitting the final copy.7
The student may download, UCD’s Guidelines for Preparing Masters’ and Doctoral Theses (dated 2008), at:
Before you graduate, set up a time to meet with your MHMSS advisor about these forms. All forms can be found at the UCD Graduate School Website, or from the MHMSS Offices. 1
All forms can be found at the following website:
When you open the link, all the forms that must be submitted in chronological order including the signatures required and the deadlines are listed here.
ON THE INTENT TO GRADUATE, WHAT IS MY DEGREE AND MAJOR CODE?
Following is a list of all degrees with major codes. Option codes are also available for some programs, and are listed next to major codes below Students choose College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and their degree level in the pulldown menus; then they’ll have to type in their Major code in the box. Currently, the graduate school is asking students to put the option codes in the Minor box. Also, the student needs to make sure their name is entered as they’d like it to appear on their diploma (with a period after any initials), and where the student would like their diploma mailed. The student should print it for your records before submitting, and then they’ll get a confirmation that it has been submitted.
||CHS (Community Health Science), IST (International Studies),
SEN (Society and Environment),
WGS (Women’s & Gender Studies), SJS (Social Justice)
This four-page form is used to list all the credits (courses, thesis/project, independent study/internship, and transfer) a student wishes to apply toward their degree plan, which is then signed by their graduate advisor, department chair/program director, and the student. The student needs to fill out the form as completely as possible, including: instructor's name, course title/number, semester taken and grade received for every credit and bring a copy of their transcript when they bring the form to their program.
If a student takes longer than five years to complete their degree, their graduate advisor must write a memo addressed to the CLAS Graduate Dean indicating why the student’s degree progress was interrupted and asking for an extension of this time limit for a stated amount of time (usually one year).
Students who want to include a course taken more than 7 years prior to their graduating semester must have the course validated by the instructor or by arrangement with their graduate advisor. Use the Course Validation Form and forward to the CLAS Dean's Office.
If a student has signed up for thesis or project hours in previous semesters, they need to be sure to have their chair change all IP (in progress) grades from the previous semester to a final letter grade when they have completed the work and are approved for the degree.
A student MUST be registered for the semester in which they defend the thesis or project. If the student is not taking a class or registered for thesis or project credit (e.g., they’ve used up all their hours), they will need to sign up for Candidate for Degree. Candidate for Degree (CAND 5940) is available to students who have completed all required courses and requirements but who have yet to take their orals or defense. For further information see your program advisor. The student is charged for one credit hour of tuition, but earns 0 credits, and also pays the Information Technology and Student Information System (SIS) fees when signing up for CAND.
All students MUST pay a $200 deposit or present proof of financial aid prior to registering, even if just for Candidate for Degree. This deposit is applied to the tuition fee.4
A student does not have to register for any credits if they’ve completed all the requirements for their degree, passed their exam or defended their thesis or project, and has passed the exam, they have 60 days to complete the revisions. No grade is awarded for the work until the final thesis or project is turned in.5
A student fills out the Request for Examination form, in consultation with their committee members in order to set the date of the exam. The student needs to list all members of their committee and indicate the committee chair. A student should plan to schedule the exam prior to the CLAS deadline for the semester in which they are planning to graduate so that any revisions required by the committee can be completed by the end of the semester. It's advisable to have the student’s advisor/committee chair initial the date of exam, since no signature line is included.6
Use the UC-Denver Special Processing Form, available in the program office (among other places) and downloadable from the CLAS Graduate Advising website: http://www.ucdenver.edu/student-services/resources/registrar/Documents/RegistrarForms/DDC/Special_Processing_Form.pdf. This form is also needed to register for Candidate for Degree when the online registration deadline has passed.
Instructor/graduate advisor and dean's signature approvals are required. Students can go to the CLAS Dean’s Office for the signature of the CLAS Graduate Associate Dean. The CLAS Dean's Office will keep the original of the form to process a student’s registration, and then send an e-mail to the student’s UC Denver student e-mail address detailing the procedure for adding this registration to your schedule.