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  1. Graduate Studies Overview Office of Graduate Studies

  2. The Role of OGS • Maintain official records of graduate students • Process required documents such as: degree plans, petitions, tuition waivers, • Review all theses and dissertations • Clear graduate students for graduation • Ombuds Services for Graduate Studies • Provide help when you need it

  3. Office of Graduate Studies Functional Areas • Graduate Student Support • Graduate Records Processing • Recruitment, Retention, Fellowships, and Professional Development • Thesis Office • Dual Enrollment Graduate Student Special Support • Interdisciplinary Program Graduate Student Special Support

  4. Office of Graduate Studies web site ogs.tamu.edu TAMU Howdy Portal Howdy.tamu.edu

  5. Graduate Classifications • Masters (G7) • Doctoral (G7 & G8) • G7 – entering doctoral program without Masters degree • G8 – entering doctoral program with Masters degree or have completed 30 graded hours towards Ph.D. • Other (G6 & G9) • G6 – non-degree seeking • G9 – official documents not received at TAMU • If you have not submitted final, official admission documents, you will be blocked from registering after your first semester.

  6. Master’s Degree Requirements • 161 Master degrees • Examples include MS, MA, MEN, MAR, MBA, MCS, MAG, etc. • Thesis-Option • Degree Plan, Residency, Research Proposal, Final Examination, and Graduation • Non-Thesis Option/Professional • Degree Plan, Final Examination or Exemption from Final Examination, and Graduation

  7. Doctoral Degree Requirements • 98 doctoral degrees • PHD, DEN, EDD • Degree Plan, Residency, Preliminary Examination, Research Proposal, Final Examination, Dissertation or Record of Study, and Graduation

  8. English Language Requirements (International Students) • Verified status • Certified status • English Language Proficiency Exam

  9. Professional Development* • Career • (Resume/CV Writing, Negotiation Skills, Networking Skills, The Academic Job Interview, The Academic Application Process, How Can I Get a Job? What Every International Student Should Know, Mentoring Undergraduate Research Students) • Writing • (Writing and Plagiarism, Writing an Abstract) • Teaching • (TA Training, Learning Communities) • Quality of Life • (Suicide Prevention, Health Insurance) • Academic • (Responsible Conduct in Research, What Can OGS Do for Me?, Navigating the Library, Thesis Office, Funding Opportunities) • *in collaboration with other TAMU Offices (Center for • Teaching Excellence, University Writing Center, • International Student Services, Career Center)

  10. Research and Presentation Funding • Partially supported by funds provided to OGS by the Association of Former Students • Supports graduate student research or travel to present research • Awards limited to $400 • Deadlines: • Will be announced soon for Spring and Summer 2013 • http://ogs.tamu.edu/prospective-students/funding-information/grants/grant-guidelines/

  11. Thesis Office • Reviews all theses and dissertations. • Clears students for graduation. • Provides the Thesis Manual and templates. • Pre-submittal conference not required, but highly recommended.

  12. Student Grievance Procedures • Types of Grievances • Discrimination Appeals, Disability Accommodations in Academic Programs, Sexual Harassment, Grade Disputes, Unexcused Absences, Academic Suspension and Blocks, Disciplinary Action, Academic Misconduct, Graduate Student Examination Evaluation Disputes, Financial Assessments by the University, Parking Citation • Procedures • Aggie Honor System • Discrimination Appeals Panel • Undergraduate Academic Appeals Panel • Graduate Appeals Panel • Parking Citation Appeals Panel

  13. Student Rules Student–rules.tamu.edu Ombuds Services Some colleges/departments Office of Graduate Studies: ombuds@tamu.edu

  14. Office of Graduate Studies 302 Jack K. Williams Administration Bldg

  15. Office of Graduate Studies 302 Jack K. Williams Administration Bldg Web site: ogs.tamu.edu 979-845-3631 E-mail: ogs@tamu.edu Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM Monday thru Friday Dr. Susan Bloomfield, Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies sbloom@tamu.edu Julie Wilson, Director jdwilson@tamu.edu