The HDFS Graduate Handbook details our departmental policies regarding student admissions, advising, degree requirements, employment, and evaluation of progress. We encourage students and advisers to consult this handbook for answers to common questions, when preparing to take qualifying and preliminary exams, and when preparing to submit theses or dissertations.
In addition to the below HDFS Handbook, students and advisers are encouraged to consult the Graduate College Handbook, which describes University policy and procedures that apply to all graduate students, including those that govern assistantships. Also, the department has elected to use the Graduate College policy for formal grievances (informal grievances should be brought to the attention of the Graduate Program Director).
Download the following pdf and documents:
- The Master's Thesis
- The Doctoral Degree
- The Qualifying Examination
- The Dissertation
- Supplemental MS Degree in Applied Statistics
Evaluation of Graduate Student Progress
If you are an instructor or a TA your performance in that role will be evaluated at the end of the semester in which you performed this job. Here is the evaluation form that will be used: TA Evaluation Form
(* will be counted toward M.S. if entering without one)
It is uncommon for a course to be waived; all students are expected to meet all requirements. However, if a student enters with compelling proof that a given course would be redundant then they may request a waiver from the Director of Graduate Programs. This waiver would not reduce the number of required hours, rather it would allow the student to meet their waived course hours with a more appropriate class.
If for some reason a substantive course is not offered, then graduate students have permission to do the course content as an independent study with a relevant faculty member. However, this does not mean that a faculty member is obligated to enter into such an agreement. (January 29, 2016 HDFS meeting minutes)