Handbook and Forms

The graduate handbook provides students with all of the essential information they need to begin study at UB and perform at their highest potential throughout their graduate career.

Application to Candidacy

Application to Candidacy (ATC) Form

Who must file: All students applying for their M.S. (thesis only), or Ph.D. degree conferral. See instructions and deadline timetable. 

Filing Instructions.  Please note that often you need to complete an Independent Study / Variable Credits Hour Course Description Form and/or a Certificate of Full-time Status form to accompany the application. 

 

Application for Teaching Assistantship

 Who must file: Any Graduate student who wishes to apply to be a TA.

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, sign it, and return it to the department. 

Engineering Exit Survey

Electronic Submission of Thesis or Dissertation

Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Submission

Who must file: Master's student who have completed a thesis and all Ph.D. students.

Example of MS,ME or Ph.D. Defense Announcement

Who must file: All students defending their master's project, master's thesis, or doctoral dissertation. 

Filing Instructions: Defense announcement must be posted 2 weeks prior to defense date.

Force Registration Form

Who must file: Any Graduate student who wishes to be enrolled in a course and cannot do so via the HUB.

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, sign it, and return it to the department.

Full Time Status Form

Certification of Full-time Status 

Who must file: Students who require full time status. 

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, sign it, and return it to the department.

Graduate Advisor Form

Who must file: This form can be used to select or change the faculty advisor. 

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, sign it, and return it to the department.

Graduate School Multi-Purpose Report (M Form)

Graduate School Multi-Purpose Report (M Form)

Who must file: All graduate students defending their project, thesis, or dissertation for conferral of their degrees. The M-Form must be available at their masters and doctoral final defenses for signatures of the major advisor and committee members. 

Filing Instructions: The M-Form is prepared by the graduate secretary and given to the major advisor on or before the defense date. The student is responsible for notifying the graduate academic coordinator prior to the defense and making sure that the major advisor receives the form.

Individual Problems / Variable Credit Hour Course Description Form

Who must file: Any graduate student taking independent study / individual problems. 

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, sign it, and return it to the department.

Petition for Leave of Absence

Petition for Leave of Absence

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, sign it, and return it to the department.

Petition for Undergraduate Course as Graduate Credit

Petition to take Undergraduate Course for Graduate Credit

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, sign it, and return it to the department.

Petition to Amend Application to Candidacy (ATC)

Petition to Amend Application to Candidacy (ATC)

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, sign it, and return it to the department.

Ph.D. Publication / Presentation Requirement Form

Who must file: All doctoral students must fill this form at the time of the dissertation defense. Without such a letter, the Director of Graduate Studies will not approve the M-Form certifying satisfactory completion of the program requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that this important and final requirement is met before the approval of the M-form.

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, sign it, and return it to the department.

Ph.D. Research Topic Presentation Registration Form

Who must file: All doctoral students must fill this form and bring to their dissertation topic proposal presentation for faculty signatures and comments.  

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, collect faculty signatures and comments and return it to the department.

Transfer Credit Form

Transfer Credit Form

Who must file: Any graduate student requesting transfer credits. 

Filing Instructions: Complete the form, print it, sign it, and return it to the department.