Resources for Current Graduate Students

Departmental Resources for Graduate Students


Handling Forms

The Graduate Studies Coordinator (GSC) will help navigate the completion and submission of forms for the various academic milestones. The general schedule of form submissions for the Master's Thesis and PhD Dissertation are below and the forms (PDF) are above. Bolded items must be requested from the Graduate Studies Coordinator. For questions, contact Lacey Barroso at (574) 631-7675. 

MA/Thesis

  • FORM MP-A (MA Proposal Application): submitted to Graduate Studies Coordinator before your proposal defense. 

  • FORM MP-R (MA Proposal Report): submitted to Graduate Studies Coordinator after the proposal to record results. The form must be taken to the proposal and brought to the Graduate Studies Coordinator when completed.

  • FORM MD-A (MA Thesis Defense Application): submitted to Graduate Studies Coordinator before thesis defense. Must be submitted before Reader's Reports can be sent. 

  • MA Thesis Reader's Reports: committee members must submit to Graduate Studies Coordinator at least a week in advance of the defense. The form must be requested from the Graduate Studies Coordinator. NEW: NOW ONLINE

  • FORM MD-R (MA Defense Report): submitted to Graduate Studies Coordinator after thesis defense to record results.

  • Application for Admission to MA Candidacy: the Graduate Studies Coordinator completes this form but it requires the student signature, their advisor's signature, and the DGS's signature. It is required to graduate. It needs to be completed the semester of graduation and after the defense. NEW: NOW ONLINE

PhD/Dissertation

  • FORM DO-A (Doctoral Oral Candidacy Exam Application): submitted to Graduate Studies Coordinator prior to the dissertation proposal. The dissertation proposal takes the place of the Oral Candidacy Exam (OCE) in the Graduate School's records.

  • FORM DO-R (Reporting Form for OCE): submitted to Graduate Studies Coordinator after the dissertation proposal. The form must be taken to the proposal and brought to the Graduate Studies Coordinator when completed. NEW: NOW ONLINE

  • Application for Admission to Doctoral Degree Candidacy: the Graduate Studies Coordinator completes this form but it requires the student signature, their advisor's signature, and the DGS's signature. It is required to graduate. It needs to be completed the semester of graduation and after the proposal has been approved. NEW: NOW ONLINE

  • FORM DD-A (Doctoral Dissertation Defense Application): submitted to Graduate Studies Coordinator before the dissertation defense.

  • PhD Dissertation Reader's Reports: committee members must submit to Graduate Studies Coordinator at least a week in advance of the defense. The form must be requested from the Graduate Studies Coordinator. NEW: NOW ONLINE

  • FORM DO-R (Reporting Form for Dissertation Defense): submitted to Graduate Studies Coordinator after the dissertation defense. Submitted to Graduate Studies Coordinator after thesis defense to record results. NEW: NOW ONLINE


Departmental Sources for Graduate Students

CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative 

As a first time user, when prompted to select the training modules, click on Social and Behavioral Research under the Human Subjects heading. This is the only required module that is required for human subjects certification. Additional information can be found on ND's office of research website: http://research.nd.edu/our-services/compliance/human-research/

Professional Development & Research Funds 

Departmental

The department annually provides limited funds for current graduate students to attend and present at conferences. The policy for using departmental funds is the same as for using discretionary funds. These funds are meant to support professional development activities and can be used on expenses such as professional memberships, conference registration fees, conference lodging, conference meals, and conference travel arrangements if a student is the author or co-author on a conference presentation, participating in a workshop, or presenting a poster. These funds are not to be used to directly support student research by paying participants or purchasing books and computer equipment. For questions about graduate student travel funds, please contact Lacey Barroso, the Graduate Studies Coordinator at (574) 631-7675.

Other

Graduate School Professional Development Awards (GSPDA)

Graduate Student Union (GSU) Conference Presentation Grants

ISLA Graduate Student Research Awards (for research support) 


University Resources for Graduate Students

The Graduate School

The Graduate School provides information on application, financial support, and additional funding.

Visit the Resources for Current Students page to learn about travel grants, research support, including summer stipends; as well as access Graduate School information about theses and dissertations. Information regarding graduate school exams, defenses, format and submissions is also available.

Learn about upcoming grant and fellowship opportunities at the Graduate School page for professional development.  

Graduate Career Services

Graduate students are encouraged to set-up 1-1 appointments with Arts and Letters Graduate Career Consultant, Erik Simon, through the Graduate Career Services' career management system "Handshake". Erik works with students on topics within the areas of career exploration, the application process, job search, and interviewing. He also works alongside the Directors of Graduate Studies within each academic department/program to support students in securing jobs both inside and outside of academia.

Graduate Student Union

The Graduate Student Union addresses concerns from the graduate student body, hosts events, and provides additional funding for conferences and travel.

Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning

Graduate Student Associations and Clubs

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

Active Minds

African Students Association

Asian American Association

Black Graduate Student Association

Black Cultural Arts Council

Caribbean Student Association (CARIBSA)

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (NDCSSA)

Feminist ND

Girls Who Code

GlassND

Hong Kong Student Association

Indonesian Student Association (PERMIAS)

Jewish Club of Notre Dame

Korean Student Association

Latino Graduate Association of Notre Dame (LGAND)

Muslim Student Association

Orthodox Christian Fellowship of Notre Dame

Shades of Ebony

South Asian Student Association

Taiwanese Student Association

Vietnamese Student Association

 

Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Support

International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) 

Institute for Latino Studies (ILS)

Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services 

Office of Institutional Equity

University Counseling Center

McDonald Center for Student Well-Being

Gender Relations Center

Sara Bea Disability Services

Director for Academic Diversity & Inclusion, Pamela Nolan Young

300 Main Building

(574) 631-7573

Helpful Information

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Students who are in need of a room without a crucifix to pray in are directed to the interfaith prayer room on the first floor of the Coleman-Morse Center, the meditation room on the third floor of the Law School, and the multi-faith prayer room in Jenkins Nanovic Hall.