November 21, 2012

Submitting Degree Plan

Be sure to submit your degree plan according to the following timelines:

M.A.: After completing 10 credits (ordinarily no later than the second semester of your first year).

Specialist: After completing 20 credits (ordinarily no later than the second semester of your first year).

Ph.D.: After completing four semesters. The Educational Psychology Department requires doctoral students to submit their degree program forms to the DGS prior to taking the written general preliminary examination. This should be by the end of the second year of graduate study, and at least one semester prior to the term in which you plan to take the prelim oral exam.

For those who are approaching these deadlines, submit degree programs by Friday, December 15.

For detailed information on submitting the degree plan, see the Ed Psych Student Handbook.

Remember that degree plans can be changed in the future through a simple petition process. Be sure to submit the petition form prior to taking courses for which you are requesting a change.

PLEASE NOTE: A hold will be placed on your record at the DGS's request if:

-- You are in the M.A. program and do not submit your degree program form by the time you complete 14 credits;
-- You are in the Specialist program and do not submit your degree program form by the time you complete 24 credits;
-- You are in the Ph.D. program and fail to submit your degree program form by the time you complete four semesters.

You will be unable to register, to obtain a transcript, etc. until the hold is released by the DGS.

Posted by kwalter at 11:46 AM

February 27, 2012

Spring Commencement

The College of Education and Human Development is pleased to announce that the Spring 2012 commencement exercises will be held on Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 PM in Mariucci Arena. The Educational Psychology Department will host a reception before the commencement ceremony.

All students will receive an email early in March inviting them to commencement. You will need to reply by April 27.

To be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony, MA and SC students must have submitted their degree program forms; PhD students must have submitted the thesis proposal and thesis planning panel forms.

Posted by kwalter at 3:16 PM

October 28, 2011

Scheduling your oral prelim?

Doctoral students:

If you're planning to schedule your oral prelim, be sure to submit following forms: Ed Psych's checklist and the Grad School's form.

Note that you need to show on the internal form that you've completed all three parts of the written prelim requirement: (1) your track's sit-down exam or paper, (2) research methods courses, and (3) pre-dissertation research.

Once both forms have been submitted, you can schedule your exam at http:.//www.grad.umn.edu/Current_Students/prelimschedule/

Posted by kwalter at 11:35 AM

January 14, 2011

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Each year the Graduate School awards Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (DDF) to outstanding final-year PhD candidates. The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) program is intended to give the most accomplished final-year Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to complete the dissertation within the 2011-12 academic year by devoting full-time effort to research and writing. The award includes a stipend of $22,500 for the academic year beginning September 2011, academic-year tuition for up to 14 thesis credits each semester, and subsidized health insurance through the graduate assistant plan. Summer 2012 health insurance will be included for those who remain eligible. This competition requires nomination by the graduate program and the College of Education and Human Development.

Application instructions and forms are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/ddf/DDFProgramInstructions2011.html If you wish to be considered for nomination and will meet the eligibility requirements outlined below, submit the complete application to Kathleen Walter (kwalter@umn.edu; 250 Ed Sci Bldg) by Monday, February 7. (Note that this deadline may be extended; watch your email for updates.)

Eligible students must have:
• passed written and oral prelim exams by February 7, 2011
• all program coursework completed (including internships and practica) by the end of spring semester 2011
• no incompletes in official program coursework from a prior term on transcript by March 11, 2011
• plan to graduate by the end of spring 2012 (or no later than fall 2012)
It is strongly recommended that nominees have submitted their thesis proposal by March 11, 2011.

Please note that the award is intended for students making timely progress who, typically, will be entering their final one year or two years of graduate study. Nominations for students who are in their sixth year or later year of study must include an explanation regarding the scholarly and research productivity of the individual, in order to establish the student's record of good progress.

If you have questions about the application or the nomination process, please contact me or Ted Christ, DGS for Educational Psychology.

Posted by kwalter at 4:00 PM

November 18, 2010

Reminder: Submitting Degree Programs

Be sure to submit your degree program according to the following timelines:

M.A.: After completing 10 credits (ordinarily no later than the second semester of your first year).

Specialist: After completing 20 credits (ordinarily no later than the second semester of your first year).

Ph.D.: After completing four semesters. The Educational Psychology Department requires doctoral students to submit their degree program forms to the DGS prior to taking the written general preliminary examination. This should be by the end of the second year of graduate study, and at least one semester prior to the term in which you plan to take the prelim oral exam.

For those who are approaching these deadlines, submit degree programs by Monday, December 20.

For detailed information on submitting the degree program, see the Ed Psych Student Handbook.You will also need to submit our Examining Committee Consent form.

Remember that degree programs can be changed in the future through a simple petition process. Be sure to submit the petition form prior to taking courses for which you are requesting a change.

PLEASE NOTE: A hold will be placed on your record at the DGS's request if:

-- You are in the M.A. program and do not submit your degree program form by the time you complete 14 credits;
-- You are in the Specialist program and do not submit your degree program form by the time you complete 24 credits;
-- You are in the Ph.D. program and fail to submit your degree program form by the time you complete four semesters.

You will be unable to register, to obtain a transcript, etc. until the hold is released by the DGS.

Posted by kwalter at 3:09 PM

REMINDER: Submitting Thesis Proposal and Thesis Planning Panel Forms

Doctoral candidates are required to submit the Thesis Proposal and the Thesis Planning Panel forms by the end of the semester following completion of your oral prelim.

If forms are not submitted in a timely manner, a hold will be placed on your record. If you completed your prelim oral in Spring Semester, you should be submitting your thesis proposal by the end of this semester. Be sure to contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) if you need to request an extension.

For detailed information about these forms, talk with your advisor and refer to the Ed Psych Student Handbook.

Posted by kwalter at 2:14 PM

January 26, 2010

SPRING COMMENCEMENT

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Spring 2010 commencement exercises will be held on Friday May 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM in Northrop Auditorium.

Students who intend to participate in the Spring 2010 Commencement Ceremony must submit the Commencement Attendance Approval form to Kathy Walter by Wednesday, February 24. In addition to this form, MA and SC students must have submitted their degree program in order to participate; PhD students must have submitted the Thesis Proposal and Prospectus forms.

Posted by kwalter at 11:02 AM

December 17, 2009

INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

The Graduate School, on behalf of the Provost's Interdisciplinary Team, is pleased to announce that it will award up to 15 year-long Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships for 2010-11 to outstanding Graduate School students with interdisciplinary dissertation topics who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of several designated University interdisciplinary research centers or institutes. The fellowship provides a unique study opportunity for our very best students with research and scholarly interests that complement those of the host center or institute and its faculty. Prospective fellows are asked to designate the host center or institute they believe is the best match with their dissertation topic, contingent upon a faculty member's willingness to work with the student during the fellowship year. Recent University commitments to increase the pool of Graduate School fellowships, and matching funds provided by several University-wide host centers and institutes, make it possible to support this number of fellows next year.

The Educational Psychology program may nominate up to 3 students for this award. All application materials must be submitted to Kathy Walter, 250B EdSciB, by Monday, February 8. Details about the application are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/oii/Funding/fellowships.html

Posted by kwalter at 1:46 PM

November 25, 2009

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP NOMINATION

Each year the Graduate School awards Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to outstanding final-year PhD candidates. The award provides support so that recipients can devote full-time effort to research and writing of the dissertation. The award includes a stipend of $22,500, academic year tuition for up to 14 thesis credits, and subsidized health insurance through the graduate assistant plan.

This competition requires nomination by the graduate program. The Graduate School informs programs of the number of nominations they are allowed for both the new student and doctoral dissertation fellowships. Programs are required to decide how many incoming students they will nominate and how many nominations they will reserve for doctoral dissertation fellowships. The Ed Psych Graduate Advisory Committee will decide how those nominations will be divided at their January meeting

If you will meet the eligibility requirements outlined below and think you may submit a proposal for the award, please notify Kathleen Walter (kwalter@umn.edu; 250 Ed Sci Bldg) by Friday, January 8. The Graduate Advisory Committee will review the pool of applicants and determine how many nominations will be held for the doctoral dissertation fellowship. You do not need to submit a proposal at this time; February 8 will be the deadline for proposals. Note that written and oral prelims and must be completed and the thesis proposal submitted by February 8. Details about the internal nomination process will be sent following the January 15 GAC meeting. NOTE: Only students who indicate their interest in this award by the January 8 deadline will be considered for nomination. (For more information on proposals and the nomination process, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/ddf/DDFNomineeInstructions2010.html.)

Eligible students must have:
• passed written and oral prelim exams by February 8, 2010
• an approved degree program on file in the Graduate School
• all program coursework completed (including internships and practica) by the end of spring semester 2010
• a thesis proposal submitted by February 8, 2010
• no incompletes in official program coursework from a prior term on transcript by March 12, 2010
• plan to graduate by the end of spring 2011 (or no later than fall 2011)
• notified Kathy Walter of their interest in this award by January 8, 2010.

Please note that the award is intended for students who, typically, will be entering their fifth or sixth year of graduate study, having entered the Graduate School in fall 2005 or later with a bachelor's degree (or 2007 or later with a master's degree). Students who entered before this date are eligible, but the program will be required to provide an explanation of individual circumstances that led to a lengthier program of study.


Posted by kwalter at 9:56 AM

August 28, 2009

ELECTRONIC SCHEDULING OF DOCTORAL FINAL EXAMS

Effective fall semester (September 8, 2009), doctoral students will schedule their doctoral final examinations with the Graduate School online. Electronic scheduling of doctoral final oral exams is part of the Graduate School Student Services and Progress office's continuing efforts to improve services for graduate students, faculty, and staff. Benefits of electronic scheduling include the elimination of the hard-copy Final Oral Examination Scheduling form, and improved communications among the GSSP office, the doctoral student, and the student's graduate program office throughout the final doctoral exam scheduling and authorization process.

To initiate the electronic scheduling process, student click on the Final Oral Examination Scheduling link listed on GSSP's doctoral forms web page The GSSP office will notify students by email regarding any outstanding final oral exam requirements, and how to fulfill those requirements. The student will also receive confirmation from the GSSP office upon the Graduate School's authorization of the final oral examination.

Posted by kwalter at 3:19 PM

April 8, 2009

Announcing Doctoral Dissertation Seminars

When scheduling your doctoral defense, be sure to notify Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) of the time, date, place, and dissertation title so she can announce the seminar portion of your defense.

Posted by kwalter at 1:30 PM

REMINDER: Submitting Thesis Proposal and Thesis Planning Panel Forms

Doctoral candidates are required to submit the Thesis Proposal and the Thesis Planning Panel forms by the end of the semester following completion of your oral prelim.

If forms are not submitted in a timely manner, a hold will be placed on your record. If you completed your prelim oral in Fall Semester, you should be submitting your thesis proposal by the end of this semester. Be sure to contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) if you need to request an extension.

For detailed information about these forms, talk with your advisor and refer to the Ed Psych Student Handbook.

Posted by kwalter at 11:10 AM

April 7, 2009

ELECTRONIC DISSERTATION SUBMISSION

The Graduate School now allows doctoral candidates to submit their dissertations electronically as well as on paper.

Why Submit Electronically?

Students submitting electronically are not required to submit a paper copy of the dissertation to the Graduate School.

The Graduate School strongly encourages students to use the electronic format for dissertation submission because of the advantages offered by the electronic dissertation submission process in terms of cost, convenience, options, and accessibility.

Cost: Students save $20 when they use the electronic dissertation submission process, in addition to saving costs associated with paper, printing, and copying hard copies of the dissertation.

Convenience: Students who have used the electronic dissertation submission process have reported that the system was easy to use. Dissertations can be quickly converted using the provided PDF converter and easily uploaded. Students can submit their dissertations from anywhere in the world with internet access, eliminating the need to arrange for delivery of the dissertation to the Graduate School.

Options: The electronic dissertation submission process provides students with the opportunity to include multi-media formats such as music files, video files, etc. with their dissertations.

Accessibility: Electronically submitted dissertations will be available for distribution as an electronic version, which results in reproductions of higher quality than those produced from microfilmed versions of hard copies. One study has shown that electronically submitted dissertations are cited 2-5 more times, and accessed 145,000% more frequently, than those submitted in hard copy.

For more information on dissertation submission, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/degree_completion/doctoral/ElectronicDissertationSubmission.html

Posted by kwalter at 11:40 AM

December 22, 2008

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP NOMINATION

Each year the Graduate School awards Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to outstanding final-year PhD candidates. The award provides support so that recipients can devote full-time effort to research and writing of the dissertation. The award includes a stipend of $22,500, academic year tuition for up to 14 thesis credits, and subsidized health insurance through the graduate assistant plan.

This competition requires nomination by the graduate program. The Graduate School informs programs of the number of nominations they are allowed for both the new student and doctoral dissertation fellowships. Programs are required to decide how many incoming students they will nominate and how many nominations they will reserve for doctoral dissertation fellowships. The Ed Psych Graduate Advisory Committee will decide how those nominations will be divided at their January meeting

If you will meet the eligibility requirements outlined below and think you may submit a proposal for the award, please notify Kathleen Walter (kwalter@umn.edu; 250 Ed Sci Bldg) by Friday, January 9. The Graduate Advisory Committee will review the pool of applicants and determine how many nominations will be held for the doctoral dissertation fellowship. You do not need to submit a proposal at this time; February 9 will be the deadline for proposals. Note that written and oral prelims and must be completed and the thesis proposal submitted by February 9. Details about the internal nomination process will be sent following the January 14 GAC meeting. NOTE: Only students who indicate their interest in this award by the January 9 deadline will be considered for nomination. (For more information on proposals and the nomination process, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/ddf/DDFNomineeApplication2009.doc.)

Eligible students must have:
passed written and oral prelim exams by February 9, 2009
• an approved degree program on file in the Graduate School
• all program coursework completed (including internships and practica) by the end of spring semester 2009
• a thesis proposal submitted by February 9, 2009
• no incompletes in official program coursework from a prior term on transcript by March 13, 2009
• plan to graduate by the end of spring 2010 (or no later than fall 2010)
• notified Kathy Walter of their interest in this award by January 9, 2009

Please note that the award is intended for students who, typically, will be entering their fifth or sixth year of graduate study, having entered the Graduate School in fall 2004 or later with a bachelor’s degree (or 2006 or later with a master’s degree). Students who entered before this date are eligible, but the program will be required to provide an explanation of individual circumstances that led to a lengthier program of study.

Posted by kwalter at 8:14 AM

August 18, 2008

INCREASE IN DISSERTATION PUBLISHING FEE

Effective September 1, 2008, the publishing fee for dissertations will be $85. Any student submitting by August 29, 2008 will pay the current $75 fee. The copyright fee remains at $65.

Posted by kwalter at 10:58 AM

February 4, 2008

NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity

New York University (NYU) is dedicated to ensuring that its scholarly community is enriched by individuals, who, through their different races and ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, age, abilities, political beliefs, spiritual beliefs, economic status, and sexual orientation, contribute to an intellectually challenging and inclusive educational environment. To that end, NYU has created the NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity fellowship program to support promising scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience, and employment background will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU.

Application deadline is March 3, 2008. For detailed information and application procedures, see http://www.nyu.edu/faculty/funding.opportunities/fellowship.html

Posted by kwalter at 10:43 AM

December 10, 2007

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP

Each year the Graduate School awards Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to outstanding final-year PhD candidates. The award provides support so that recipients can devote full-time effort to research and writing of the dissertation. The award includes a stipend of $22,000, academic year tuition for up to 14 thesis credits, and subsidized health insurance through the graduate assistant plan.

This competition requires nomination by the graduate program. The Graduate School informs programs of how many nominations they are allowed for both the new student and doctoral dissertation fellowships. Programs are required to decide how many incoming students they will nominate and how many nominations they will reserve for doctoral dissertation fellowships. The Ed Psych Graduate Advisory Committee will decide how those nominations will be divided at their January meeting.

If you will meet the eligibility requirements outlined below and think you may submit a proposal for the award, please notify Kathleen Walter (kwalter@umn.edu; 206 Burton Hall) by Friday, January 4. The Graduate Advisory Committee will review the pool of applicants and determine how many nominations will be held for the doctoral dissertation fellowship. You do not need to submit a proposal at this time; February 11 will be the deadline for proposals. Note that written and oral prelims must be completed by February 11. Details about the internal nomination process will be sent following the January 9 GAC meeting. NOTE: Only students who indicate their interest in this award by the January 4 deadline will be considered for nomination. (For more information on proposals and the nomination process, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/ddf/DDFNomineeApplication2008.doc.)

Eligible students must have:
• passed written and oral prelim exams by February 11, 2008
• an approved degree program on file in the Graduate School
• all program coursework completed by the end of spring semester 2008
• no incompletes in official program coursework on transcript by March 14, 2008
• plan to graduate by the end of spring 2009 (or no later than fall 2009)
• notified Kathy Walter of their interest in this award by January 4, 2008

It is also strongly recommended that candidates have a thesis proposal on file at the Graduate School by March 14, 2008. Please note that the award is intended for students who, typically, will be entering their fifth or sixth year of graduate study, having entered the Graduate School in fall 2003 or later with a bachelor’s degree (or 2005 or later with a master’s degree). Students who entered before this date are eligible, but the program will be required to provide an explanation of individual circumstances that led to a lengthier program of study.

Posted by kwalter at 1:28 PM

March 15, 2007

REMINDER: Submitting Thesis Proposal and Thesis Planning Panel Forms

Doctoral candidates are required to submit the Thesis Proposal and the Thesis Planning Panel forms by the end of the semester following completion of your oral prelim.

If forms are not submitted in a timely manner, a hold will be placed on your record. If you completed your prelim oral in Fall Semester, you should be submitting your thesis proposal by the end of this semester. Be sure to contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) if you need to request an extension.

For detailed information about these forms, talk with your advisor and refer to the Ed Psych Student Handbook.

Posted by kwalter at 2:35 PM

December 7, 2006

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP: January 5 deadline

Each year the Graduate School awards Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to outstanding final-year PhD candidates. The award provides support so that recipients can devote full-time effort to research and writing of the dissertation. The award includes a stipend of $21,500, academic year tuition for up to 14 thesis credits, and subsidized health insurance through the graduate assistant plan.

This competition requires nomination by the graduate program. The Graduate School informs programs of how many nominations they are allowed for both the new student and doctoral dissertation fellowships. Programs are required to decide how many incoming students they will nominate and how many nominations they will reserve for doctoral dissertation fellowships. The Ed Psych Graduate Advisory Committee will decide how those nominations will be divided at their January meeting

Eligible students must have (1) passed written and oral prelim exams by February 14, 2007; (2) an approved degree program on file in the Graduate School; (3) all program coursework completed by the end of spring semester 2007; (4) no incompletes in official program coursework on transcript by March 9, 2007; and (5) plan to graduate by the end of spring 2008 (or no later than fall 2008). It is also strongly recommended that candidates have a thesis proposal on file at the Graduate School by March 9, 2007. Please note that the award is intended for students who, typically, will be entering their fifth or sixth year of graduate study, having entered the Graduate School in fall 2002 or later with a bachelor’s degree (or 2004 or later with a master’s degree). Students who entered before this date are eligible, but the program will be required to provide an explanation of individual circumstances that led to a lengthier program of study.

If you will meet the above requirements and think you may submit a proposal for the award, please notify Kathleen Walter (kwalter@umn.edu; 206 Burton Hall) by Friday, January 5. The Graduate Advisory Committee will review the pool of applicants and determine how many nominations will be held for the doctoral dissertation fellowship. You do not need to submit a proposal at this time; February 14 will be the deadline for proposals. Note that written and oral prelims must be completed by February 14. (For more information on proposals and the nomination process, see http://www.grad.umn.edu/fellowships/forms/ddf.pdf.) Details about the internal nomination process will be sent following the January 10 GAC meeting.

NOTE: Only students who indicate their interest in this award by the January 5 deadline will be considered for nomination.

Posted by kwalter at 8:13 AM

October 2, 2006

SPENCER FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP

The Spencer Foundation's Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Please note that, although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline. In addition, although applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, they need not be citizens of the United Sates.

Visit www.spencer.org for more information. Applications must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2006.

Posted by kwalter at 4:13 PM

November 3, 2005

REMINDER: Announcement of Final Defense

The Graduate School Catalog states, "The final oral examination consists of a seminar in which the candidate presents the thesis and to which the scholarly community is invited." Be sure to send the time, place, and title of your presentation to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu). A notice of each final oral examination will be posted in 206 Burton, outside 210 Burton, and on the EPsy student listserv to inform interested persons. Only the committee members remain in the room and participate in the vote at the end of the presentation.

Posted by kwalter at 11:02 AM

October 6, 2005

ED PSYCH CORE COURSE REQUIREMENT

We recently found an error in the description of the Statistics, Measurement, Evaluation core requirement for doctoral students in the Ed Psych Grad Student Handbook. The correct requirement is as follows:

Ph.D.: 12 semester cr in statistics, measurement, or evaluation (6 credits must be in statistics at the 8xxx level, 3 must be in measurement area) (10 sem cr in statistics and measurement for those entering prior to fall 2003)

The Handbook (http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPsych/handbook/2005-06/planning.html) has been corrected.

Posted by kwalter at 8:15 AM

August 4, 2005

THESIS PROPOSAL and THESIS PLANNING PANEL FORMS

Doctoral candidates are required to submit the Thesis Proposal and the Thesis Planning Panel forms by the end of the semester following completion of your oral prelim. These forms are available at http://www.grad.umn.edu/current_students/forms/GS63A.PDF (thesis proposal) and http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPsych/forms/EPsyThesisPlanningPanel.pdf (planning panel). If forms are not submitted in a timely manner, a hold will be placed on your record. If you completed your prelim oral in Fall Semester, you should be submitting your thesis proposal by the end of this semester. Be sure to contact Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu) if you need to request an extension.
For detailed information about these forms, talk with your advisor and refer to the Ed Psych Student Handbook (http://www.education.umn.edu/EdPsych/handbook/2004-05/doctorate.html).

Posted by epsy-adm at 2:37 PM

REMINDER: Announcement of Final Oral

The Graduate School Catalog states, "The final oral examination consists of a seminar in which the candidate presents the thesis and to which the scholarly community is invited." Be sure to send the time, place, and title of the presentation to Kathy Walter (kwalter@umn.edu). A notice of each final oral examination will be posted in 206 Burton, outside 210 Burton, and on the EPsy student listserv to inform interested persons. Only the committee members remain in the room and participate in the vote at the end of the presentation.

Posted by epsy-adm at 2:36 PM