(composed by Sandra
Pam McGhee with information taken from the Graduate General Bulletin,
FSU websites, and the Statistics Department Graduate Handbook).
Residency Requirement: After having finished thirty
semester hours of graduate work or being awarded the master's degree,
student must be continuously enrolled on The Florida State University
campus for a minimum of twenty-four (24) graduate semester hours credit
in any period of 12 consecutive months.
The minimum number of dissertation hours for completion of a
degree shall be twenty-four (24) semester hours.
Get your doctoral committee together:
. Once you have passed the preliminary
and have your doctoral committee formed, please let Jennifer know so
can fill out your Doctoral Committee Form that will be sent to the
office of Arts and Sciences, etc.... (this form should be filled out
you are sure of who your committee members are.)
Complete a Program of Study Form:
(Each committee member must sign, the form should be typed, as
filled in as possible, the number of hours listed, etc...) -Please
see Jennifer before submitting it to faculty for signatures.
Admission to Candidacy: Admission to Candidacy (from
University's Graduate Bulletin) (Once you
passed all parts of the preliminary examination, please see Jennifer to
sure that the paperwork to admit you to candidacy gets prepared).A
student who has passed the preliminary examination and has been
to the Office of the University Registrar (on an admission to candidacy
form) is considered a candidate for the doctoral degree and is eligible
to register for dissertation credits.
A student must be admitted to candidacy at least six months prior
the granting of the degree. The purpose of this requirement is to
ensure a minimal lapse of time for effective work on the dissertation
acquisition of the basic competence and after delineation of the
and method of attack. More realistically, the student should expect to
spend a year or more of work on the dissertation.
Attend workshop on "Guidelines & Requirements for Thesis,
and Dissertation Writers". See: http://www.fsu.edu/gradstudies/thesis.shtml
. You should also see this
site for information on using LaTeX to write the dissertation.
paper and give a copy to each of your committee members. Place
once copy of the essay in the Wilcoxon room. Allow the
at least 4 weeks to read it, and then defend it.
dissertation. Finish your dissertation, give it to your
wait at least 4 weeks for them to read it and then defend it
For doctoral students and master's students in a thesis-type
shall be required in the final term in which a degree requiring a
thesis, dissertation, or treatise is granted, and shall consist
a minimum of one (1) credit hour of thesis/dissertation/treatise credit
if the student has completed the requirements for the degree in
semesters. This is to reimburse the University for the administrative
of manuscript clearance and final degree clearance procedures
During the first two weeks of the term in which a candidate
to receive a degree, application should be made for a diploma at the
of the University Registrar (A3900 in the University Center). If a
candidate previously filed for a diploma but did not receive the
the application procedure must be repeated.
At the Office of the University Registrar a candidate
receive a "Final Term Degree Clearance Form," which provides space
for certification by all parties concerned that all requirements for
degree have been met. The form must be completed and submitted to the
dean. No candidate in a course-type program is eligible for the degree
until this requirement has been met. For a thesis or
student, this form must be completed and submitted to the manuscript
final clearance adviser in the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
After the defense, a master's or doctoral candidate
to the manuscript and final clearance adviser the completed "Final Term
Degree Clearance Form" and three copies of the dissertation or thesis.
addition, a doctoral student will submit an abstract of the
a "Placement Information Card," the "Survey of Earned Doctorates
Questionnaire," and a microfilming agreement form (forms available from
the Graduate Studies Office). Consult the Directory of Classes for the
deadline dates. A copy of the dissertation should also be
to the Department so that it can be bound and placed in the Wilcoxon