The PhD upgrade is when new doctoral students who are initially registered for an MPhil transfer to the status of a PhD candidate. The process is common in the UK, but sometimes occurs in other countries too. It usually involves a formal exam or ‘upgrade viva’ towards the end of the first year ... Graduate School Formation. Graduate and Professional Studies is transitioning from an “office” to a Graduate and Professional School. The change represents an effort by OGAPS to fulfill a institutional strategic goal of strengthening graduate education at Texas A&M in order to raise the bar of excellence for the University as a whole. Write the Graduate School, 310 Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30602 or email: [email protected]
Graduate students must register for a minimum of 3 hours in at least two semesters per academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer), including the 3 hours of graduate credit that is required for registration during the semester in which degree requirements are completed. Download and complete the Doctoral Defense Announcement form. Email the completed form to your graduate program director (GPD) for review and approval. The GPD or designated delegate should then email the approved form, as an attachment, to [email protected]
at least three weeks prior to the proposed defense date.