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Graduate School Staff
• Dean of the Graduate School- K Doerner
• Student Services Coordinator- M Ochsner
• Graduate Admissions/Recruiter- K Johnson
• Senior Secretary- TBD
• Program Assistant I – A Gerlach
• Program Assistant I – T Hays
• Asst to the Dean- N Lounsbery
SDSU Website
Class registration, payment, course listings, grades
Student portal – Jacks email activation, Parking, Student schedule, News &
Events, Access to Accounts (Hobo Dough, WebAdvisor, etc)
Jacks Email
[email protected]
Jacks email accounts are the official email of SDSU, all university news and contact
will come via your Jacks account. You are responsible for activating and checking
this account.
[email protected]
Your password
Desire 2 Learn (D2L)
Online course materials
Need Technical Support?
• eSDSU Laptop Center (Student Union)
• Free labor
• Computer support
• Viruses
• SDSU Support Desk (Admin 131)
• 688-6776 or [email protected]
• Support on SDSU systems (Email, WebAdvisor, etc)
Registration & Status
• Conditional Admission/Final transcripts
• SDSU needs final official transcripts from your
previous institution – failure to submit can block
• Immunization records
• MMR shots are also required for all students taking
classes on campus – failure to submit can block
Registration & Status
• Active Status
• To maintain active status students must be
registered for each semester of the academic year
(excluding summer).
• Students who fail to register for 3 academic terms
will be considered inactive and will have to reapply
• Graduate assistants must register for a minimum of
1 credit (including summer) in order to keep
Degree Options
Always refer to the Graduate Catalog
Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Education (M.Ed)
Master of Mass Communication (M.M.C)
Master of Science (M.S.)
• Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
• Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
• Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
• Graduate Certificates
• Graduate Minor (GIS only)
Master’s: 6 years
Doctoral: 8 years
 Both program and coursework expire
Time to Degree: Marked by Semesters not
calendar date
Ex: If started during Fall, student would time
out at end of relevant Fall semester.
Advisory Committee
Academic Advising
Thesis/Dissertation/Research Supervision
Administer exams
Track progress
first semester or as soon as practical
3 members (min)
first semester or prior to twelve (12) graduate credit hours
4 members (min)
Advisory Committee
Committee Chair –chairperson, must have Grad Faculty
Program representative(s) – from major or related dept.,
Must also have GF status
Graduate Faculty Representative
Assigned by Graduate School
Outside field of study
Student advocate
Upholds policies and academic rigor
Must vote in favor of passing for student to pass
Plan of Study
• List of agreed upon courses
which will complete degree
• All Graduate Catalog
requirements must be met
• Doctoral students will meet
with advisory committee
before submitting Plan
• Submit the first
semester of graduate
work or prior to 50%
of credits towards
• Transfer credits
• Must be Graduate credits
• 40% of the Plan of Study
• Submit official transcript
• Carryover Credits
• Credits used toward an earned graduate degree
• Limit of 10
• Converted credits
• 300/400 level SDSU courses
• Awarded 80% of total credits
• Will be on the Graduate transcript
• Limited to 7 (Masters) and 10 (PhD)
Academic Standing
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Academic Warning
• Academic Probation
• Plan of Improvement with Advisor
• Program dismissal
Master’s Degree Options
Option A- Thesis
 30 credit min
 Thesis 798: 5 cr min-10 cr max (Plan of Study)
Option B- Research/ Project
 32 cr min
 Research/Design 788: 2 cr min, 5 cr max (Plan of Study)
Option C- Coursework Only
 35 cr min
 Some use internships, practicum….etc
Master’s Exams
Oral exam required for all.
Scheduling oral exams is conducted through the Graduate
Submitted 2 weeks before oral exam
Posted publically
Complete by date published for same semester graduation
Written exams are not required by the University
Programs may use written exams as part of internal practice.
Doctoral Exams
•Comprehensive Written Exam
•After coursework is substantially completed.
•Comprehensive Oral Exam
•Completed following comprehensive written exam
•At least 2 months before dissertation defense
•Final Oral Exam
•Dissertation defense
•Competed by deadline for graduation in same
•All exams scheduled through Graduate School
•Must allow 2 weeks for processing
Thesis & Dissertation
• SDSU Graduate School has set format requirements
for binding purposes
• Available on SDSU’s website
• Department may also have guidelines specific to
your area of study
• Follow all printed submission dates published by
the graduate school each semester
Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Workshop
Fall 2014 – October 1, 9:00am
October 2, 4:00pm
Campus Information
• Parking
• All campus parking lots
require a parking tag from
8am-4pm or you risk
receiving a ticket
• Purchase parking tags online
through sdstate.edu/parking
• Student ID Card
• Photo ID
• Student ID Number
• Entry to the Wellness
• 605-688-PARK
• Yaeger Hall 103
Entry to Athletic Events
Hobo Dough
Meal Plan
Card services - Union
Offices to Know
• Cashier’s (Admin 136)
• Student accounts/bills
• Records (Enrollment Services)
• Petitions
• Transcripts
• Financial Aid (Enrollment Services)
• Loans, grants, work study,
loan deferral
• Student Health &
Counseling (Wellness Center)
• Health appointments
• Graduate School (Admin 130)
• Any student concerns
• One on one and group
• Immunization records
Offices to Know
• Wintrode Student Success Center (Wintrode Building)
• Tutoring
• Writing Center
• Career Development(Union)
• Interview Skills
• Job postings (part time, full time, on and off campus)
• International Affairs (Briggs Library 119)
• Comprehensive home for international students and scholar services
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