Request Thesis or Dissertation Approval Forms

Navigate between fields with the tab key or mouse.  Hitting the Enter key will end your session and submit the request

All relevant fields must be completed.  Incomplete forms (e.g., those without time, date, and location of defense) will be discarded.

Please follow the instructions for each section of the form and proofread carefully. The information you enter on this form will appear, exactly as  you enter it,  on the Graduate School Calendar of Events and in the Graduation Ceremony Booklet. Please verify the spelling of your committee members’ names.

When you pick up your approval forms, check the printed form carefully as well.

It is your responsibility to ensure accuracy.

Within approximately one week (5 business days) after submitting this request, you will receive an email letting you know when your forms can be picked up in the Graduate School (Lister Hill Library G03). 


An application for degree for the semester of graduation must be submitted before your approval forms can be completed.

Semester of Expected Graduation: (e.g. Fall 2008; Spring 2009) (*)
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Your last name as it is shown on your Graduate School records:(*)
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Your first name as it is shown on your Graduate School records:(*)
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The degree for which you are studying (M.S., Ph.D., M.S.Mt.E., etc.):(*)
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Name of your graduate program (do NOT abbreviate):(*)
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Enter the exact title of your thesis or dissertation. Use both upper and lower case (DO NOT USE ALL CAPS) and appropriate internal punctuation:(*)
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If there are unusual characters (italics, Greek symbols, etc.) in your title, enter a brief description of those characters or words here:
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Your public defense is scheduled for:

Date:(*)
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Time:(*)
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Building Name:(*)
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Room Number:(*)
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Your UAB e-mail address: (The Graduate School will use your UAB email address for all electronic communication. Check this address regularly.) (*)
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The name of your committee chairperson: If your committee has co-chairs, enter both names in this field.
Do not enter titles (Dr., PhD., MD, etc.) (*)
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Chairperson's email address:(*)
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Enter Advisor/Mentor only if different from committee chair:
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Advisor/Mentor email address - only if different from your committee chair:
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The names of your other committee members (listed alphabetically):

2.(*)
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3.(*)
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Print this page for your records before submitting.

You will receive an email when your forms are ready. If you do not receive an email within five business days of submission, contact Thomas Harris at tharris@uab.edu.

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