Required Milestones

Graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences are responsible for monitoring their academic evaluation for accuracy, including the completion of coursework, status selection forms, non-course milestone forms, and final project forms.

Please use the forms below to indicate successful completion of the appropriate status selection, non-course milestone, and final project forms. Once all required fields and signatures have been obtained, the forms should be scanned and uploaded to the Milestone Submission Dropbox. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor in the Office of Graduate Services.

Status Selection Forms

Used to designate whether you are a thesis or non-thesis Master's student. This should be done in consultation with your departmental graduate director. Please note that not all departments have both options.

Master's Thesis and Non-Thesis Status Selection Form

Forms should be submitted to the Office of Graduates Services immediately upon completion. Completed forms should be scanned and uploaded at asgrad.wufoo.com/forms/milestone-submission.

This form must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Services for all students who wish to change their concentration of study.

Change of Concentration Form

Students will be notified once the request has been approved by the academic department.

Required Non-Course Milestone Forms

Used to denote successful completion of the language or research requirement. Not all programs have such a requirement, so please consult your departmental handbook for specifics. Requires the signature or emailed approval of the departmental graduate director.

Foreign Language or Research Requirement Form

Forms should be submitted to the Office of Graduates Services immediately upon completion. Completed forms should be scanned and uploaded at asgrad.wufoo.com/forms/milestone-submission.

Used to report the results of comprehensive or qualifying exams. Requires the signature or emailed approval of the departmental graduate director.

Report for Comprehensive and Qualifying Examinations Form

Forms should be submitted to the Office of Graduates Services immediately upon completion. Completed forms should be scanned and uploaded at asgrad.wufoo.com/forms/milestone-submission.

Used to appoint a committee for doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis. Committee composition may vary by department, so consult your department handbook for specific instructions. Requires the signature or emailed approval of the departmental graduate director.

Appointment of Doctoral Dissertation or Master's Thesis Committee Form

Forms should be submitted to the Office of Graduates Services immediately upon completion. Completed forms should be scanned and uploaded at asgrad.wufoo.com/forms/milestone-submission.

Used to report the approval of a proposed doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis. Requires the signature or emailed approval of the departmental graduate director.

Proposal/Prospectus Approval Form for Doctoral Dissertation or Master's Thesis

Forms should be submitted to the Office of Graduates Services immediately upon completion. Completed forms should be scanned and uploaded at asgrad.wufoo.com/forms/milestone-submission.

Final Project Forms

Used to report the approval of a master's non-thesis paper or project. Requires the signature of the primary advisor, as well as (per departmental requirements) any additional readers. This form can not be submitted until the project has been successfully completed.

Non-Thesis Master's Project Approval Form

Forms should be submitted to the Office of Graduates Services by the degree requirement deadline. Deadlines can be found at cas.gsu.edu/graduation-calendar-deadlines.

Completed forms should be scanned and uploaded at asgrad.wufoo.com/forms/milestone-submission.

Used to report the outcome of a final doctoral dissertation or master's thesis. Requires the signatures of the committee chair, committee members, and departmental chair. This form can not be submitted until the doctoral  dissertation or master's thesis has been successfully defended.

Doctoral Dissertation or Master's Thesis Approval Form

Forms should be submitted to the Office of Graduates Services by the degree requirement deadline. Deadlines can be found at cas.gsu.edu/graduation-requirements. Completed forms should be scanned and uploaded at asgrad.wufoo.com/forms/milestone-submission.

If you have any questions about status selection, non-course milestone, and final project forms, please contact your advisor in the Office of Graduate Services. If you have questions about your coursework, please contact your academic program advisor in your home department.

Graduation Exit Surveys

The College requires that all graduating master’s and doctoral students complete a brief exit survey, which can be found at asgrad.wufoo.com/forms/graduating-student-survey.

This survey will ask questions regarding your experience as a graduate student at Georgia State as well as your future plans. It is important to take the survey at the end of the semester, following the submission of your final project.

The College requires that all graduating master’s and doctoral students complete a brief exit survey, which can be found at asgrad.wufoo.com/forms/graduating-student-survey.

This survey will ask questions regarding your experience as a graduate student at Georgia State as well as your future plans. It is important to take the survey at the end of the semester, following the submission of your final project.

Additionally, all doctoral students are required to complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates, which can be found at sed-ncses.org/login.aspx?redirect=true.