Graduate Program Forms
Please note that all forms are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
Advanced Examination Status Form
Student should notify the Graduate Program Coordinator when a date has been selected for them to defend their advanced exam so the above form can be typed. Advisor takes form to defense and gets committee signatures.
Advisor/Committee Change Form (fillable .pdf)
If you wish to change your advisor and any committee members, you should fill out this form, obtain the appropriate signatures and give the above form to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Application for Department Financial Aid Form
Please note that this form is not available online - A notice will be sent, by the Director of Graduate Studies, to all Ph.D. students, usually in March, informing them that if they wish to apply for a department Teaching Assistantship they should fill out this form, add the appropriate attachments and return it to the Graduate Program Coordinator by the deadline date in the notice. In addition, the Ph.D. student should ask the three faculty members listed on his/her application to fill out a "Faculty Graduate Student Funding Evaluation" form, which the Graduate Program Coordinator will supply to fill out as part of this process.
Archaeology PhD Student Statistics Requirement Fulfillment Form
To prove that the statistics requirement has been fulfilled, the student should fill out the form, obtain the signatures of his/her advisor and committee members, and return the completed form to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Committee Formation Form
By the end of the third semester, every graduate student must have a committee of at least three faculty members. This form should be filled out by the graduate student, who should then obtain the appropriate faculty committee signatures and give the form to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Cultural Linguistic/Statistics Advisor Approval Form
The graduate student should obtain his/her advisor's signature and appropriate faculty committee signatures and give the form to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
This form should be filled out by the graduate student prior to the oral defense of the dissertation prospectus. Following the successful defense, each advisor/member will sign the form, and the student should then remit the form to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Informal Courses (Independent Study/Readings) Form
A form must be filled out by the graduate student and signed by the faculty member for each informal course registered for by the end of the semester in which registration took place. Informal courses are variable credit hours so the number of credit hours you should register for should be discussed and agreed upon before registration. This form should be given to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
M Form (Multi Purpose Form)
When a student has received approval from their advisor that his/her M.A. project or Ph.D. dissertation is acceptable to be given to the rest of the student's committee members for approval the graduate student should request that the Graduate Program Coordinator type an M Form for them. The information needed will be your name, as you want it to appear on your diploma, your person #, the exact title of your M.A. Project or Ph.D. dissertation and the names of your three committee members, noted who your advisor is.
Outside the Department Course Request Form
If you wish to take a course outside the department and receive credit for it toward your Anthropology degree, you should fill out this form, attach at least a course description and speak to your advisor. If your advisor approves this course to be part of your Anthropology degree credits then they should sign the form. The graduate student should give this form to the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Second Year Research Paper Form
Every Ph.D. student must fill out this form, obtain the signature of his/her advisor and committee members by no later than the last day of classes of the second year, and give the completed form to the Graduate Program Coordinator. Please note that this form is not available online - the Director of Graduate Studies sends this form, along with instructions out to the graduate student listserv.
Graduate School Forms
Please note that the following forms are only available on UB's Graduate School website: www.grad.buffalo.edu under "Continuing Graduate Student".
Certification of Full-Time Status Form
When a student has completed all coursework and will be writing an MA Project or preparing for their Advanced Exams and have filed an Application to Candidacy, the student can fill out this form to be considered "full-time" by U.B. for the purpose of loan deferral or immigration purposes. The form must be signed by the graduate student's advisor and approved by the D.G.S. This form should be given to the Graduate Program Coordinator for D.G.S. approval.
Petition to Amend an Application to Candidacy (A to C)
If after you file your A to C, there are any changes (such as change of advisor or committee members, change in conferral date addition or deletion of credit hour registration) then you must fill out this form, obtain your advisor's signature and bring it to the Graduate Program Coordinator for D.G.S. approval.
Petition Extension of Deadline to Complete an I/U Grade
(When an interim I/U grade has been assigned, the default "U" grade shall become the grade of record if the "I/U" is not replaced by a permanent grade within TWELVE (12) months after the close of the term for which the "I/U" is assigned according to the chart on the Graduate School website. The instructor may set an earlier deadline for completion of the course requirements. If an earlier date for completion is set, the instructor shall inform the student therefore in writing. If applicable, the graduate student should fill out this form, obtain the course instructor's signature and give the form to the Graduate Program Coordinator for D.G.S. approval.
Petition for An Extension of Time Limit to Complete Degree Program
U.B. gives MA students four years from the first registration date in that degree program to complete a Master's degree and seven years (including MA coursework) to complete a PhD degree. Student must attach a written statement documenting the following: a. the cause of delay in completion; b. detailed description of work completed thus far; c. detailed month-to-month plan of work to be completed from now until new anticipated completion date and d. written endorsement from the Major Advisor regarding work completed thus far and feasibility of student's completion plan. The student should have the Major Advisor sign the form. The graduate student should bring the form and all attachments to the Graduate Program Coordinator for D.G.S. approval.
Petition for a Leave of Absence
If applicable this form must be filled out and signed by the graduate student's Major Advisor and brought to the Graduate Program Coordinator for D.G.S. approval in time for it to be processed through two other offices and then to the Graduate School prior to the start of the semester in which the leave is to begin. Normally, leaves are granted for a maximum of one year, but may be extended for up to one additional year if circumstances warrant.