Graduate Program Forms & Deadlines

Graduate Studies Forms

Graduate Studies Checklist

Download and use this checklist to help you stay on track and monitor your progress through your degree. This checklist does not address program-specific requirements.

Download Graduate Studies Checklist

 

Advancement to Candidacy Form (GSO-1)

GSO-1 forms are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted promptly upon completing the requirements for Advancement to Candidacy. This form should be filed prior to enrolling in any culminating project coursework. All Graduate students must have an Advancement to Candidacy Form on file with Graduate Studies prior to graduation.

  • Download your program's GSO1 form below.
  • Digital signatures are required.
  • Make sure to get your form signed by both your supervising committee/faculty member and department graduate coordinator.
  • Submit your completed/signed form via email to graduate.studies@sonoma.edu.
  • Your form will be reviewed by the Office of Graduate Studies and your Academic Requirement Report will reflect your Advancement to Candidacy when the form has been processed. If your change in status does not appear within 7 working days, please contanct graduate.studies@sonoma.edu.
Biology Download Biology GSO1
Business (MBA and EMBA) Download Business GSO1
Computer Engineering Science Download Computer Engineering Science GSO1
Counseling (CMHC) Download CMHC GSO1
Counseling (School Counseling) Download School Counseling GSO1
Cultural Resources Management Download CRM GSO1
Education Download Education GSO1
English Download English GSO1
Film Studies Download Film Studies GSO1
History Download History GSO1
Interdisciplinary Studies Download Interdisciplinary Studies GSO1
Master's in Public Administration Download Master's in Public Administration GSO1
Nursing Download Nursing GSO1
Organization Development Download Organization Development GSO1
Depthy Psychology Download Depth Psychology GSO1
Spanish Download Spanish GSO1

 

Application for Award of Master's Degree

In order to graduate, a student must complete a Master's Degree Application Form and a GSO-2 form and submit both by the specified deadlines (see below). A student must be enrolled in coursework or Project Continuation in the semester in which they intend to graduate. 

 
Form Instructions
Fill Out Master's Degree Application Form Online Upon submission the appilcaiton will go directly to Admissions and Records for processing. At the top of the page the applicaiton will indicate completed submission. After completing the Master's Degree Appication Form it is important to visit the Office of the Registrar Graduation webpage to review and follow further steps. Read the webpage thoroughly, including the "Additional Information for Graduate Students" at the bottom of the page. 

  

Deadline Dates for Application for Award of Master's Degree
If you want to graduate in: Submit your application by:
Fall 2020 September 15, 2020
Spring 2021 February 1, 2021
Summer 2021 February 1, 2021

 

Completion of Requirements Form (GSO-2)

The Completion of Requirements Form (GSO-2) must be submitted to graduate.studies@sonoma.edu the semester you intend to graduate. See both sets of Submission Deadlines below. 

If you are completing a Sonoma State degree with an internship or comprehensive exam, submit this form during your last semester of attendance after the coursework has been completed, the internship has been completed, the comprehensive exam has been passed.

If you are completing a professional paper, submit this form when your paper has been read and approved by your committee.

If you are completing a thesis or project that needs clearance by the Office of Graduate Studies you must defend your thesis and get it approved by your committee, and submit your form with a digital copy of your thesis for review.

    GSO-2 Form Submission Deadlines

    FOR THOSE COMPLETING A THESIS:
    If you want to graduate in: Submit your GSO-2 and final thesis by:
    Fall 2020 December 11, 2020
    Spring 2021 May 14, 2021
    Summer 2021 July 16, 2021
    Fall 2021 December 3, 2021

     

    FOR THOSE COMPLETING WITH OTHER CULMINATING EXPERIENCES (cognate, comprehensive exam, professional paper, internship, etc.):
    If you want to graduate in: Submit your GSO-2 by:
    Fall 2020 January 4, 2021
    Spring 2021 May 21, 2021
    Summer 2021 July 30, 2021
    Fall 2021 January 3, 2022

     

    Biology Download Biology GSO2
    Business (MBA) Download MBA GSO2
    Business (EMBA) Download EMBA GSO2
    Computer Engineering Science Download Computer Engineering Science GSO2
    Counseling (CMHC) Download CMHC GSO2
    Counseling (School Counseling) Download School Counseling GSO2
    Cultural Resources Management Download CRM GSO2
    Education Download Education GSO2
    English Download English GSO2
    Film Studies Download Film Studies GSO2
    History Download History GSO2
    Interdisciplinary Studies Download Interdisciplinary Studies GSO2
    Master's in Public Administration Download Master's in Public Administration GSO2
    Organization Development Download Organization Development GSO2
    Depthy Psychology Download Depth Psychology GSO2
    Spanish Download Spanish GSO2

    Graduation Postponement

    NOTE: If you apply to graduate but do not complete all requirements, you must re-apply for the next graduation date after having met requirements by filing a Graduation Postponement Form electronically using the link below.

    IMPORTANT: Graduate students who have completed their coursework and who need additional time to work on their thesis or other final project must be enrolled each additional semester through one of the mechanisms specified in this policy, which is printed in the University catalog. For more information please see: https://web.sonoma.edu/aa/docs/gs/continuous_enroll.pdf

    Download Graduation Postponement Form