Current Student Resources

This page provides information for current and newly admitted M.A. and Ph.D students. Below you will find links to the Online Graduate Advising site, electronic TA/RA application, and information about Human Subjects Research.

M.A. Handbook

The M.A. Handbook (Acrobat PDF format) provides the necessary information to help you understand the requirements and options of the program.

Online Degree Check Site

The Online Degree Planner site is available to all currently registered students. It is a convenient work space for keeping up with your courses, how they count towards your degree and for planning the next semester's courses. The "Planner" feature of the site interfaces with the online course schedule. This is helpful in avoiding time conflicts. Using this system alone however will not remove your advising bar. Only the Online Advising system will lead to removal of your advising bar.

Online Advising Site

The Online Advising site is available to all currently enrolled/admitted students with a UTEID. It serves as a tool to aid in the advising process and to provide you the opportunity to remove your advising bar via the web. You may use this system to make an advising appointment with the Graduate Adviser during specific advising times.

Teaching/Graduate Assistantships

If you have interest in a Teaching Assistant/Graduate Assistant position, please fill out a TA/RA electronic application. Deadline for the Fall semester is April 15, the Spring semester is November 15, and the Summer semester is April 1st.

Human Subjects Requirements

If you are planning to conduct research for your Professional Report, Thesis, or Dissertation that involves the use of Human Subjects, you are required to follow procedures outlined by the Office of Research Support and Compliance. Before you conduct your research, you must have a compliance number for your research assigned by the above office.

Policy on Scholastic Dishonesty

The University defines academic dishonesty as cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration, falsifying academic records, and any act designed to avoid participating honestly in the learning process. Scholastic dishonesty also includes, but is not limited to, providing false or misleading information to receive a postponement or an extension on a test, quiz, or other assignment, and submission of essentially the same written assignment for two courses without the prior permission of the instructor. Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University.