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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 Defense

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

Final Submission

  • Should be completed when the final version of the dissertation or thesis is ready to be submitted for publication in the Digital Commons.

Kennesaw State University
Office of Graduate Admissions

Box #9109
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

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