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Graduate Studies Overview. Office of Graduate Studies. 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

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Graduate Studies

Overview

Office of Graduate Studies


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


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


Office of Graduate Studies

web site

ogs.tamu.edu

TAMU Howdy Portal

Howdy.tamu.edu


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.


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


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


English Language Requirements

(International Students)

  • Verified status

  • Certified status

  • English Language Proficiency Exam


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)


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/


  • 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.


    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


    Student Rules

    Student–rules.tamu.edu

    Ombuds Services

    Some colleges/departments

    Office of Graduate Studies:

    [email protected]


    Office of Graduate Studies

    302 Jack K. Williams Administration Bldg


    Office of Graduate Studies

    302 Jack K. Williams Administration Bldg

    Web site: ogs.tamu.edu

    979-845-3631

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM Monday thru Friday

    Dr. Susan Bloomfield, Assistant Provost for

    Graduate Studies

    [email protected]

    Julie Wilson, Director

    [email protected]


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