CHECKLIST FOR M.A. STUDENTS This list is intended for student’s use only as a reminder of the forms and requirements required for a graduate degree. This checklist is not comprehensive and should not be submitted. Students should always check the Graduate School website for updated forms and deadlines. The history department Guidebook provides detailed instructions you will need to complete most of these forms and requirements. Graduate services are available only to registered students. Please note that the Graduate School minimum requirements are sometimes superseded or addended by mandatory departmental requirements. Note: PDF forms should be downloaded first, then may be completed on your computer and saved. Year 1 Advisory Committee*. Must be appointed by end of the first year (2nd semester) in residence. Submit at GradStatus.uga.edu. If a faculty member outside UGA is requested to be on the committee, please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an original or revised Advisory Committee form - (1) a letter of justification from the major professor as to why an outside faculty member is necessary to the committee and (2) a current CV of the ‘outside’ committee member. Note: an 'outside' committee member is an additional member to the minimum of three UGA graduate faculty. Foreign Language/Research Skills Requirement. One language/research skill requirement appropriate to the student’s program of study as approved by the major professor and the graduate coordinator. See the guidebook for options. Course Requirement Worksheet. This form is a worksheet to assist students and should not be submitted. Retain for your own record. Final Program of Study*. Submit at end of 2nd term. Must be submitted by the end of final course requirements (prior to directed reading, research or thesis hours being taken). Complete a paper copy of the form as fully as you can, than take it to the graduate coordinator's assistant for initial review. Students can check past and in-progress courses and grades in Athena on their unofficial transcript.Once approved, submit in https://gradstatus.uga.edu/. Year 2 Thesis Proposal. Required. See instructions. Must be completed and defended by end of the 3rd semester (including summer). Application for Graduation. Student should apply to graduate in Athena. An application for graduation must be filed with the Graduate School no later than Friday of the second full week (the first full week for summer) of classes in the semester of the anticipated graduation date. Check the Graduate School web site for information and instructions. All requirements for the degree must be completed and reported to the Graduate School no later than one week prior to graduation. A student must enroll for a minimum of three hours of credit the semester in which graduation requirements are completed unless additional stipulations are required by other units of the university. Thesis/Dissertation. Must be submitted to reading committee at least 4 weeks prior to defense. IMPORTANT: please read the graduate school's information page about the Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) submission approval for release at least 4-5 weeks in advance of your defense. Approval to Defend. Written assent of two of the three committee members will be required before a thesis will be approved as ready for a final defense. Email approvals to: email@example.com. ETD Format check.* The format check is required at the ETD site. The ETD Submission Approval for Release is required and detailed information may be found at the graduate school web site. The online ETD form is available to the student at GradStatus.uga.edu. Thesis Defense/Final Oral Examination. The graduate coordinator’s office must be informed of date of defense at least 2 weeks in advance - Email firstname.lastname@example.org the title of your thesis, the date, time (2 hours), place, and list of committee members. Note: The Graduate Coordinator’s Office (Laurie) will submit your Final Defense form. It will be made available to the committee at the time of the defense for defense results and approvals in Grad Status. Note: policy on request for remote defense. Students are no longer required to submit a bound copy of the thesis to the dept. Please submit a final corrected ETD for graduation prior to the graduate school deadline. Exit Interview. Please schedule with the graduate coordinator as soon as possible after the defense. * GRADUATE SCHOOL FORMS and information for current students are found at the Graduate School web site https://grad.uga.edu/.