Experimental Program Forms
The Experimental Graduate Handbook describes the forms necessary for various milestones in the career of a graduate student in our program. The required forms are available below.
For the Doctoral Oral Examination, Master's Oral Examination and Dissertation Defense, there must be a formal announcement at least one week in advance of the event. The Graduate Coordinator will post these announcements when she is informed of the committee composition, date and time.
In addition, some processes require a notice to the Graduate School about success in a particular milestone. The Graduate Coordinator will take care of the notifications to the Graduate School once she receives the appropriate evaluation form or information.
Optional website to create your Individual Development Plan: MyIDP website: Individual Development PlanAnnual Student Evaluation ( attach IDP to this form) Individual Development Plan-USC version Summary of Individual Progress (optional form for planning) Approval of Elective Courses and Complementary Course or Lab Work Application for Degree (Masters or Doctorate) Individual Course Waiver Form Qualifying Exam Proposal Qualifying Exam Evaluation Doctoral Committee Appointment Request (G-DCA) - Orals/Written Written Comp Exam Proposal Written Comp Exam Evaluation Doctoral Oral Examination Announcement Doctoral Oral Examination Evaluation Doctoral Committee Appointment Request (G-DCA) - Dissertation Doctoral Program of Study (DPOS) Dissertation Prospectus Announcement Dissertation Prospectus Approval Form Doctoral Defense Announcement Dissertation Defense Evaluation Dissertation Signature & Approval Form (G-DSF)- complete in duplicate MA Thesis Proposal MA Committee Composition MA Oral Examination and Defense Announcement MA Oral Examination and Defense Evaluation Travel Request Form Master's Thesis Approval Form (G-TSF)- complete in duplicate Request for Special Enrollment Status (Z-status)