Program Forms

Graduate Advisory Committee

Graduate students completing a thesis or dissertation are required to have an approved Advisory Committee on file with Graduate Studies prior to enrolling in those hours. Doctoral students will complete and submit this form after successfully passing their candidacy exam. The form needs to be initialed by all members and submitted to the Sociology Graduate Director.

Thesis Advisory Committee Form

Doctoral Committee Candidacy Status Form


Program of Study

The Program of Study is used to help current students plan and track their graduate career. Students are required to have selected a permanent faculty adviser and completed a POS by the end of their first nine hours of course work in the program.

Applied Sociology MA-Program of Study

Applied Sociology-DV Track-Program of Study

Sociology PhD-Program of Study



Students wishing to enroll in an Independent Study, Directed Research, Thesis or Dissertation hours, Internship, etc. should complete a Restricted Registration Agreement Form. This form should be completed by both the student and advising faculty and returned to the Sociology Graduate Program Director. Please note there are deadlines for submitting this request and students should check with the department for that terms dates.

Restricted Registration Agreement Form



The Department of Sociology encourages students to present their original research at related regional or national conferences. Students who have had a paper or poster presentation accepted, can apply for department travel funds. Students must have attended the department’s mandatory travel workshop prior to applying for funding.

Graduate Travel Authorization Request Form