Thesis/Dissertation Forms

Other Forms


Thesis/Dissertation Forms

Below are links to forms for Doctoral Students (some forms may also be appropriate for Masters students).  Please check with your Graduate Program Director/Coordinator or Advisor to see which forms are appropriate for you and when they should be used.

Program of Study

  • Should be completed in the first or second semester.

Committee Approval

  • Should be completed early in the program, once committee members are identified.
  • The Chair of the committee must be KSU Graduate Faculty associated with your program.
  • On a three member committee, two members must be KSU Graduate Faculty.
  • On a five member committee, three members must be KSU Graduate Faculty.

Proposal Approval

  • Should be completed as soon as the dissertation or thesis proposal has been approved.

Candidacy Approval

  • Should be completed after comprehensive exams have been passed.

Dissertation/Thesis Defense

  • Should be completed after the dissertation or thesis has been successfully defended.

Final Submissions

  • Should be completed when the final version of the dissertation or thesis is ready to be submitted for publication in the Digital Commons.
  • Follow the directions at the Digital Commons to upload your thesis/dissertation.  The Digital Commons will notify The Graduate College when your submission is complete.


Other Forms

Regents Graduate Out of State Tuition Waiver

Use this form if:

  • You wish to request a waiver of the out-of-state portion of graduate tuition

Petition to Be Reinstated After Academic Dismissal

Use this form if:

  • You were academically dismissed and wish to be reinstated 
    (Save the form to your computer, fill it out, then print or attach to an email. Form should be returned to the Assistant Dean for the Graduate College, at

Graduate Certificate In Leadership And Ethics Intent To Enroll Form

Use this form if:

  • You are planning to enroll in the Leadership and Ethics Graduate Certificate program.

  • Print the form, complete the form and send it to the Office of Graduate Admission