Ph.D. Forms

Forms


  • Ph.D. Change of Sponsor Form

    This form is used when a Ph.D. candidate will need to change the Sponsor. This can only be submitted after the candidate has held his/her dissertation proposal hearing. Updated: June 2019.

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  • Academic Year 2021-2022 Certification Examination

    The deadline for submitting the October 2021 Certification Examination form is Thursday, September 9, 2021. The deadline for submitting the February 2022 Certification Examination is from Monday, November 8th, 2021 through Thursday, January 20, 2022. The deadline for submitting the June 2022 Certification Examination is from Tuesday, March 1, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022. Please contact the Office of Doctoral Studies if you have any questions.

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  • Application for Advanced Seminar and Instructions (Data Hearing)

    This packet includes the instructions and form required to submit the results of the Advanced Seminar. This form is fully fillable and Adobe signable. Last Update: November 2020

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  • Computation of Grade Deciles

    This form is used primarily by the student to compute his or her grade decile to confirm he or she meets the minimum College requirements. This form is not turned into the Office of Doctoral Studies. Last Updated: August 2014 Please note that the degree audit system will automatically compute your decile as you place courses into your Program Plan of study.

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  • Criteria for Summer Dissertation Oral Defenses

    This pamphlet provides important information for candidates who wish to request permission to defend their dissertation during Summer Terms. Last Update: October 2021

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  • Dissertation Proposal Hearing Report Form

    This form is used to file with ODS the successful completion of the dissertation proposal hearing. It can be signed electronically by multiple faculty without locking the form. Updated: June 2020

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  • Doctoral Degree Application

    Doctoral candidates, after filing their Intention to Defend, should also visit myTC and click the Apply to Graduate link under the Student Resources tab in the Enrollment and Student Service area. Completion of this step will allow you to: 1) Tell us how you want your name to appear (adjustment limited to middle name/suffixes). 2) Provide Convocation with mailing address, and for Ed.D. and Ed.D. CTAS candidates, a diploma mailing address. Ph.D. candidates will provide their diploma mailing address to GSAS when they file their Application for Defense form with ODS. Please note that requests for any changes to this information after it has been saved (prior to degree conferral) will need to be sent to ods@tc.columbia.edu.

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  • GSAS Approved Sponsors

    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Approved PhD Sponsor list can be found at the following link. Teachers College approved Sponsors can be found under Education.

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    GSAS Approved Sponsors
  • Guide to the Oral Dissertation Defense

    This pamphlet is used to assist Doctoral Candidates in learning about the Oral Defense and how to prepare for it. Last Update: June 2019

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  • Leave of Absence for Doctoral Students

    The college Leave of Absence policy has been updated for all doctoral students. Please review your degree's Requirements Bulletin for full information about the policy. Updated: December 2014

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  • Personal Exemption/Waiver from Dissertation Advisement for Doctoral Students

    This form is for doctoral students who are already Obligated for Continuous Enrollment who wish to request a Personal Exemption or Waiver. This form can be submitted electronically via fax or scanned E-mail after all signatures have been collected. Added information regarding college policy on continuous enrollment for all students. Updated: October 2018.

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  • Ph.D. Defense Application and Intention to Defend

    Contains the Ph.D. Intention to Defend and GSAS Dissertation Oral Defense Scheduling forms. Updated: September 2021.

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  • Ph.D. Defense Committee Matrix

    This document provides important information regarding the composition of the Ph.D. Oral Defense Committee.

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  • Ph.D. Extension of Candidacy

    This pamphlet gives instructions on how a Ph.D. candidate can request an Extension of Candidacy. Last Update: February 2018

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  • Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

    This is the Ph.D. student's main source of information regarding the completion of the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Admission to the deposit of the dissertation.

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    Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

    Updated February 2019. Updated Information: Included updated GSAS language regarding Final Oral Defense faculty decisions.

  • Teachers College Doctoral Manual of Style

    This pamphlet is critical for all doctoral candidates (Ed.D., Ed.D. CTAS, Ph.D.) to assist them in preparing their Dissertation for submission. TC Manuscripts now follow the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences guidelines. Last Update: January 2021

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    Link to Ph.D. candidate Word Template

    Please note that this template is simply a guide to assist you in putting together your manuscript in the right order. You must still follow the requirements of the style you are using (i.e., APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.) - Please note that GSAS mandates the use of the formatting appearing within this template.

    Link to Ed.D./Ed.D. CTAS candidate Word Template

    Please note that this template is simply a guide to assist you in putting together your manuscript in the right order. You must still follow the requirements of the style you are using (i.e., APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.)

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