Jun 08, 2023  
2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Checklist for Master’s Degrees and Clinical Doctorate Degree

Below is a series of chronological steps you need to complete in order to obtain a graduate degree from UW-Stevens Point. Since the requirements are different for each degree, not all the steps listed will apply to your degree plan. However, the list is provided for you to keep track of your progress as you work toward the completion of your degree requirements. Nearly all of the steps require you to fill out a printed form and get it approved before you move on to the next step.

Procedure/Event Time Frame for Completion Comments
Apply for graduate study (Get form at Admissions Office, 102 Student Services Center). Before registering for a graduate class. Required of ALL students attempting to earn a graduate degree.
Pay $56 application fee ($125 for foreign applications) When you apply to a graduate degree program with graduate regular status. Not required of graduate special students.
Have official transcripts (except those from UW-Stevens Point) sent to Admissions Office. Before graduate regular status can be determined. Not required of graduate special students.
Admissions will send your application file to the graduate program coordinator of your intended field of study.    
Submit other required documents to graduate program. Includes GRE scores, letters of reference, interviews, certification, other. Before the application to a degree program can be considered. Check with the graduate coordinator of the specific degree program. Not all programs require all of this information.
Acceptance by the graduate program. During first semester of residence.  
Assignment/selection of graduate adviser Early, but depends on each program.  
Assignment/selection of graduate committee. Early, but depends on each program. Do this as soon as possible. Not required in all degree programs.
Program of study form, filed and approved. Before you acquire 15 credit hours.  
Admission to candidacy. Before you acquire 15 credit hours.  
Thesis/research topic approval. Varies with program.    
Culminating experience
–Clinical semester/practicum
–Comprehensive exam
–Seminar paper
–Educational product
Approved 30 days before graduation. Deposited in LRC 10 days before graduation (if participating in commencement ceremony). Approved and deposited in LRC by graduation date (if not participating in ceremony).  
File application for graduation. Before the start of your last semester.  
Application for graduation approved. Approximately two weeks after graduation.