Faculty and Staff Resources


Federal Graduate Work Study 2017-18

Announcement and application for the 2017-18 academic year Federal Graduate Work Study can be found here [PDF].

*NEW* Thesis Submission Process: Digital Commons @ HSU

When you receive an email with a request to review a thesis/project, follow the link provided in that email and sign in to your account on the Digital Commons @ HSU (BePress) website. From there, you will be able to download the student’s thesis/project, if you would like to look over it. You will be given the option to accept the thesis/project as-is (no revisions), accept with requested revisions, or reject the thesis/project for posting in the current academic term.

Instructions for Committee Members & Graduate Coordinators [pdf]

Student Submission Instructions

Once a thesis/project has been approved by all of the committee members and the graduate coordinator, the Graduate Studies Office will conduct the official format review.

**All committee members and graduate coordinators must approve theses/projects by Monday, December 12th 2016 (the previous deadline for Thesis/Project Approval Forms + submission for official format review)**

Graduate Council

The purpose of the council is to discuss and approve such things as graduate program policy, program review, and the strategic plan for graduate education.


The graduate council consists of the Vice Provost, Academic Programs (Chair), a faculty member (graduate coordinator) from each master's program, and one student representative from each college.


Meetings are held during the academic year on the first Monday of the month from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in LIB 209 (Fishbowl)

Fall 2017 Meeting Schedule

September 11, 2017
October 2, 2017
November 6, 2017
December 4, 2017  

Spring 2018 Meeting Schedule


Agendas and Notes

Reference Materials

Best contact for questions about.....
Who to call for questions about financial aid, international students, requirements, etc.

Making Expectations Explicit (pdf version) (Word version)

Anonymization Guidelines

Stanford University Graduate Education Advising & Mentoring webpage

Policy on Graduate Program Culminating Experience Requirements (13-12/13-APC)

Policy on Administrative-Academic Probation and Disqualification (#12-13/14-APC)

Graduate Course List Guide

Title 5 Requirements for Master's Degree (CSU website)

Documentation of Examination for Currency for Extension of the 7-year Limit (pdf) Contact Academic Programs if you have questions regarding the specific requirements for demonstrating currency.

Tuition Waiver Eligibility and Timeline (pdf)

Patricia O. McConkey Outstanding Graduate Student Awards Announcement
& Nomination Form

Deadlines* for Master's Program Culminating Experience:

Fall graduation: December 10th
Spring graduation: May 10th
Summer graduation: July 25th (requires notification of Graduate Studies before the end of the spring semester)

*Forms documenting satisfactory completion of theses, projects, and comprehensive examinations are due in Academic Programs/Graduate Studies office by 5 p.m. on the relevant deadline, as are archive-ready digital copies of master's theses and projects.

If the deadline falls on a weekend it will be extended to 5 p.m. the following Monday.