Graduate Students

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Welcome to the CASE Graduate Studies website. I bring to the position five years of experience as the Graduate Program Director for Biological Sciences. My service as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies was also informed by my service on the Graduate Council. I served as the Vice-Chair of the Graduate Council for a semester (Fall 2005) and as Chair from Spring 2006-Summer 2008. I am committed to improving the academic experience for our students and their advisors.

 Maureen Donnelly
Maureen A Donnelly, Ph.D.
Graduate Office: 305-348-2038
Main Office: 305-348-2864
Fax: 305-348-4172

CAS Deadlines for M-3 and D-5 Forms - 2017

CAS Rubrics

GRE Equivalency table

How to graduate: Spring 2017

Important Dates for Graduation, Thesis and Dissertation

Important Dates for Graduation for Master's & Doctoral Students (Spring 2017)

  • Last Day to Register without a $100 Late Fee: 8 January 2017
  • Last Day to Pay Fees without a $100 Late Fee: 18 January 2017
  • Last Day to Apply for Graduation: 3 February 2017
  • Last Day to Defend Thesis/Dissertation: 31 March 2017
  • Last Day to Submit Final ETD to CASE: 14 April 2017
  • Last day to Submit Final ETD to UGS: 21 April 2017

Graduate Studies in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Departments in the College offer several graduate degrees and graduate certificates. Several programs have thesis options for Master’s degrees, and some only require graduate coursework.

Master’s degrees are offered by: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, English, Environmental Studies, Creative Writing (MFA), Geosciences, Forensic Science, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Leadership and Professional Studies, and Curriculum and Instruction.

Doctoral programs are offered in Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geosciences, Physics, Psychology, Leadership and Professional Studies, and Curriculum and Instruction. Additionally, programs are offered in Earth Systems Science with majors in Geosciences and in Natural Resource Science and Management.

Theses and Doctoral Dissertations are research-based educational opportunities that match students and advisory committees. The committee functions to help the student master the research process that includes production of the written document. Theses and Dissertations can be written as stand alone documents or as an assembly of research papers. We encourage students to work with their committees to determine the type of thesis/dissertation the student will write early in the process.

Several graduate programs offer seminar series that bring outside speakers to campus to enhance the academic experience for students and their mentors. These series are supported jointly by the University Graduate School (RUGS or UGS), the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, and by departments. The Graduate Student Association is a very active group on campus and offer a variety of workshops, fora, and social gatherings.

The College has the responsibility for approving all graduate paperwork associated with theses and dissertations. Our deadlines are one week in advance of those of the UGS. We ensure that students complete the formal paperwork correctly and complete the necessary training required by the UGS prior to advancing to candidacy. The College is also responsible for generation of contracts and waivers to students supported with assistantships. Our goal is to provide reliable and rapid service to those involved with graduate education.

University Graduate School Homepage

The latest information on graduate student forms.

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Option

Annual Evaluation Form for Master's Students

Graduate Performance Rubrics

∗Please be advised that the Final Forms (M-4 & M-5/D-6 & D-7) have now been combined into a final ETD form.

Grants Workshop Supporting Documents

Grad Students Workshop Powerpoint Presentation

Broader Impacts

Juan Lopez Proposal Notes

Some Graduate Studies Funding Sources

Grant Writing Workshop