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Commonly Used Forms

To help you navigate your academic program, there are several processes that are in place. Some processes are conducted electronically, while others require manual processing with physical signatures. Forms included in this section are either Portable Document Format (PDF) files, dynamic forms, or HTML files that may be downloaded, filled out, and given to the appropriate university officials for approval. Many of these forms have been implemented by the College of Graduate Studies and have been adopted across UCF’s various colleges. Some forms are specific to CECS. Regardless, this list is not comprehensive, and your department may have additional forms to support your academic progress.  For College of Graduate Studies (CGS) forms, please visit: https://graduate.ucf.edu/forms-and-references/

Registration

  • The deadline for Restricted Registrations/Overrides for Spring 2024 Registration is January 5, 2024 by 4pm .
  • If you receive an email from [email protected] , this is because there is an issue with your registration.  Please read the email as there is very important information therein that will prevent the Office of Graduate Affairs from registering you for the requested classes.
  • UCF CECS Registration Agreement Dynamic Form – THIS IS NOT THE OVERRIDE FORM! This form is a dynamic form for CECS Special Registration Agreement .  This form is needed for graduate students to register for any Variable Credit Hour Course in our college (XXX 6908, XXX 6918, XXX 6946, XXX 7919, or XXX 7980).
  • UCF CECS Graduate Override Dynamic Form : The Graduate Override form is only for access to a class where a prerequisite is required, 0V91 section of courses AFTER APPROVAL FROM COVE , or for IDS 6999.
  • SACM AND FULLBRIGHT ONLY:   If you are a SACM or Fullbright student please use this Override Dynamic Form to register for Section 002 courses ONLY.
  • For Student guides on how to fill out the dynamic forms, please see the Guide for Restricted Registration – Student Edition and the Guide for Override Forms – Student Edition .
  • For Instructor Guides on how to fill out the dynamic forms, please see the Instructor’s Guide on How to Complete Override Forms and Instructor’s Guide on How to Completed Restricted Registration Forms .

Program of Study

  • Each graduate student must have a Program of Study on file by their 12th hour in their program.  These forms can be located on your department’s home pages and are simply the courses you have completed and plan to complete to meet your degree’s requirements.
  • CECE – https://www.cece.ucf.edu/graduate/
  • CS – https://www.cs.ucf.edu/academics/current-graduate-students/
  • ECE – https://www.ece.ucf.edu/graduate-programs/
  • IEMS – https://iems.ucf.edu/graduate
  • MSE – http://mse.ucf.edu/graduate-program/
  • MAE – http://mae.ucf.edu/advising/graduate-forms/
  • Modeling & Simulation – https://msgrad.ist.ucf.edu/Forms.aspx

Committee Forms

  • The College of Graduate Studies has both the Doctoral and Thesis Committee Forms in dynamic forms.
  • For doctoral students (at a minimum), you must have three members from your department and one member from outside of your department.  For both thesis and dissertation students, most of your committee members must be Graduate Faculty members.
  • Before submitting either a thesis or dissertation committee for approval, please make sure that your Program of Study is approved and processed by the College of Graduate Studies.  These eForms originate by your program’s Graduate Advising Office.
  • To find out committee member status, please visit the Graduate Faculty Page .
  • To initiate a thesis or dissertation committee form, please fill out the dynamic Thesis and Dissertation Committee Form .
  • To initiate a dissertation committee form where you need six members, please fill out the dynamic Dissertation Committee Form – 6 Members .

Graduate Procedures

  • Filing your Intent to Graduate – The Intent to Graduate is filed online during the period designated on UCF Academic Calendar
  • Graduate Petition Form  – Graduate students who wish to request an exception to university policy must complete this form to begin the process.
  • Traveling Scholar Form – To request that courses taken at another institution apply toward completion of your UCF degree. After reading the form, complete the fields, have your advisor sign it, then submit the endorsed form and syllabus (or syllabi) to [email protected] .

Student Services

  • Change of Address Form
  • Name Change Form 
  • Student Grade Appeal Form 
  • Thesis & Dissertation Webcourse ( https://webcourses.ucf.edu/enroll/EREP7Y )
  • Integrity Training ( https://graduate.ucf.edu/pathways-to-success/#Academic Integrity Workshops)
  • Binding Services for students who want their Thesis and Dissertation presentation bound

Forms for Research-Oriented Students

  • Defense Link – Submit your request to convene your thesis/dissertation defense.

Performance Assessment

  • PhD Annual Review
  • GTA Assessment  

More graduate forms can be found at: https://graduate.ucf.edu/forms-and-references/ .

7-Year Plan

Students nearing 21 semesters since their admit term will need to complete a   7-Year Plan .

Probation Plan Agreement

Students who are placed on probation by the College of Graduate Studies are required to meet with their graduate program director to create a Probation Plan .

How to Apply for an IRB

NOTE: You must complete CITI Training before submitting an IRB application.

Follow these steps to complete an IRB application:

  • If you are a graduate student, new submissions require principal investigator, faculty advisor, and departmental sign-off prior to submission to IRB. Complete form HRP 251  and upload it with your study submission.
  • Visit HURON and login with your UCF NID.

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  • Once you have submitted the study, you can check your task list (items that require clarification) and track the IRB work-flow by selecting the study in “My Inbox.”

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  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or another closely related engineering degree.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

For international students interested in  UCF Global Pathway Program  (immersive English-language learning), please contact  Dr. Ali P. Gordon  for guidance.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field with GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Mathematics through Calculus II (MAC 2312 or equivalent)
  • An undergraduate course in engineering probability and statistics
  • Familiarity with at least one programming language (such as Python, C, C++, Visual BASIC, Java, etc.)
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Goal Statement

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution recognized by UCF. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline. Admission to the program is competitive on a space-available basis. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant's abilities, past performance and the applicant's potential for completing the certificate. For international students interested in  UCF Global Pathway Program  (immersive English-language learning), please contact  Dr. Ali P. Gordon  for guidance.

  • Applications are accepted for the fall and spring terms only.
  • In addition, applicants to this certificate must provide: Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc only.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related discipline with a minimum GPA 3.0
  • The GRE/GMAT is not required
  • A goal statement. This is your opportunity to outline in 500 words why you wish to join the program, what you think you will contribute to the program, and how you feel the program will enhance you both personally and professionally in the future.
  • Updated résumé.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
  • A computer-based TOEFL score of 220 or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL is required if an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, or if an applicant’s degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the official language or a university where English is the official language of instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of 6.5.
  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita
  • The goal statement should discuss all relevant professional background and any previous research and/or teaching experience. The statement should explain the motivation behind the pursuit of an MSSE. Future educational and career goals after the completion of the applicant’s master study should be discussed.
  • If the applicant is interested in completing a Master thesis, then the applicant must clearly describe the particular area of research interest. The applicant should identify at least one UCF faculty member who shares a similar research focus and is believed to be best suited to serve as a potential thesis advisor. 
  • The goal statement should between 500 and 1,000 words.
  • The letters of recommendation should be from faculty members, university administrators, and employers with a supervisory role of the applicant. The letters, which must be current to the application and must not be for another degree program, should address the educational and career goals of the applicant. The letter writers should also know the applicant well enough to discuss the applicant’s capacity to perform, excel and succeed in a graduate program. Letters for Master’s thesis students must discuss the applicant’s ability to perform graduate-level research.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
  • 2 Letters of recommendation

An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Technology, or Computer Engineering is desirable but not required. Applicants without a strong undergraduate background in Computer Science and Statistics must demonstrate an understanding of the material covered in upper-division undergraduate courses listed under the Articulation Section of the Curriculum Information. Applicants may choose to demonstrate their knowledge of these courses by taking these courses as non-degree seeking and scoring “B” or better in all of them.

  • A bachelor’s degree in Biomedical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline. 
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
  • A written statement of experience and research, areas of current and future potential research interests, and future career goals.

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College of Engineering and Computer Science – Policy on Dissertation/Thesis Defenses

The dissertation/thesis defense must be open to the public and announced two weeks prior to the date of the defense. Virtual dissertation/thesis defenses (student off-campus defenses) are not permitted. The dissertation/thesis defense must satisfy the following:

– The student must be present at the campus location of the public defense.

– The committee chair must be present at the campus location of the public defense.

– All committee members must be present at the campus location of the public defense with the following exception: the in-room attendance of at most one committee member can be substituted by virtual attendance via videoconferencing.

Requests to deviate from the above policy due to extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The requests will be evaluated and approved or disapproved by the chair of the program and the dean.

Theses and Dissertations

  • An Introduction
  • For Current ETD Students
  • Honors Undergraduate Theses
  • Searching for UCF Theses and Dissertations
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Current ETD Students

The College of Graduate Studies coordinates the format review and final submission process for ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations), establishes the university’s thesis and dissertation deadlines, and administers thesis and dissertation related policies.

All resources related to the formatting, defense, and final submission of an ETD can be found exclusively on the Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse .

Thesis and Dissertation students should also access the Thesis and Dissertation Services Site for the thesis and dissertation approval form, as well as the format review, format help, and final submission areas.

ETD Writing Assistance

A student's best resource for proper writing within the discipline is their advisor. Students should also review articles from journals within their discipline to see examples of discipline-specific writing.

The University Writing Center also offers writing services to thesis and dissertation students, including document feedback and long-term project planning.

ETD Dissertation Release Options

Dissemination options are subject to change. Please refer to the  Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse  for the most up-to-date information.

Obtaining a Print Copy of Your ETD

UCF no longer requires a printed copy of your thesis or dissertation. Any provision of bound copies to committee members or departments is a courtesy and not a part of graduation requirements.   The Pegasus logo is no longer used on any unofficial printed copy--the presence of the Pegasus seal could imply that a bound version is an official copy, but the official copy of record is the digital copy found in STARS .

You are free to make your own bindery contacts and negotiate your own agreements, shipping arrangements, and methods of payment.   Any paper copies produced by the student would be for personal use and not considered "official."

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Honors Undergraduate Theses

The Honors Undergraduate Thesis Program provides students from all disciplines the opportunity to engage in original and independent research as principal investigators. Over the course of two to four semesters, students work closely with a faculty committee to research, write, defend and publish an Honors thesis that serves as the capstone product of their undergraduate career. This thesis is published through the university library and is available to researchers worldwide through electronic databases. Please visit the Honors Undergraduate Thesis website for compete information.

This collection contains records for Honors theses completed at UCF. Links to electronic versions are included when available. If your Honors thesis is only in print, you can help us make it available online for use by researchers around the world by downloading and filling out the distribution consent form here .

For additional assistance locating an HUT or HIM thesis, please contact the Digital Collections Project Coordinator, Kerri Bottorff , or check out the FAQ .

Theses from 2023 2023

Role of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response in Parainfluenza Virus Acute to Persistent Infections , Lauren L. Abbitt

Exploring the Impact of Cultural Background Among Asian and Non-Hispanic White Populations on Organ Donation , Doyoung Ahn

Split Catalytic Probes for the Detection of Monkeypox Virus , Jaehyun Ahn

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on College Student Brain Health , Asia Alegre

The Effect of L-Citrulline Supplementation on Blood Pressure: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials , Vraj Amin

Constructing Higher Order Conformal Symplectic Exponential Time Differencing Methods , Lily S. Amirzadeh

The Joint Effect of Mindsets and Consequence Awareness on Task Performance , Melinda F. Ammon

Examining the Association Between COVID-19 and Anxiety in College Students With Varying Personality Traits , Ridha Anjum

Design And Validation Of A Variable, Speed-Dependent Resistance Training Method For Muscle Hypertrophy , Alvaro Andres Aracena Alvial

Relapse: An Exploration of the Symbiotic Nature of Sponsorship in the Sober Community , Jack Auger

Defining Creativity and Its Role in Marx's Philosophy , Carlos Avila

How Calorie Restriction and Fasting Support Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review , Nii Nettey Baddoo

Factors that Lead to Poor Oral Health in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder , Jaskiran Kaur Bains

Nursing-Related Interventions to Obstetric Violence: A Literature Review , Annaliece M. Balensiefen

Advocacy with Context: The Role of Pediatricians in Breastfeeding Success , Sanya Bansal

Tomiccama Tomiccanacayo: A Feminist/Spatial Analysis of flesh to bone by ire'ne lara silva , Alyssa B. Bent

"It's Still Easy To Get": An Anthropological Analysis Of Nicotine Activist Efforts And User Perspectives In Central Florida , Saoulkie Bertin

Evolution of Density and Velocity Perturbations in a Slowly Contracting Universe , Olivia R. Bitcon

Binge Drinking And Non-Consensual Drug Intoxication , Jake Blendermann

Examining Direct Load Control Within Demand Response Programs , Maria Bonina Zimath

Nursing Interventions for Families of Children with Down Syndrome Evaluating Coping Mechanisms and Community Resources , Ashley M. Brophy

The Relationship Between Task-Induced Stress and Time Perception , Annamarie Brosnihan

Examining Academic Challenges and Mental Health Among First-Generation and Non-First-Generation Students , Cecilia Q. Bui

Tort Reform in Florida: The Impact of HB837 , Kara E. Burns

Diverse Expressions of the Black Identity in Jackson, Mississippi: Stories , Elisabeth Campbell

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Dissertation Defense: Students’ Perceptions of Hospitality and Tourism Internships on Career Pathways: Transformational Versus Transactional Internships

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Announcing the Final Examination of Jessica Wickey Byrd for the degree of Doctor of Education

Internships provide a platform for students to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting and to gain hands-on experience (Simons et al., 2012). Moreover, internships can help students build networks and connections within their chosen industry, which can later prove valuable in their career development. This qualitative exploratory study investigated students’ perceptions of their hospitality and tourism internships on how they perceive their career pathways after completing an internship in a four-year degree program. For this study, a group of Junior and Senior hospitality and tourism university students from a major university were interviewed. The researcher utilized a phenomenological approach to analyze the data in an effort to best understand their lived experiences and perceptions. This was further contextualized under the theoretical framework of Transformational Leadership Theory (Northouse, 2019) to help elucidate the students’ perceptions of their internships on their career pathways. From this analysis process, four themes emerged from their perceptions: 1) Servant Leadership, 2) mission and vison alignment, 3) mentors, and 4) connection of learning. This study addressed the gap in the current literature of transformational leadership and college students’ perceptions of their career pathways after completing an internship by understanding how the 4i’s of idealized influence and charisma, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration are positively or negatively perceived A key finding of the study was that students perceptions of their career pathways were positive in both transformational and transactional internships, and only differed in the 4i’s constructs.

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Dr. Nancy Marshall

Dr. Amanda Wilkerson

Dr. Carissa Baker

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  1. Thesis and Dissertation Defenses

    The dissertation/thesis defense must be open to the public and announced two weeks prior to the date of the defense. College Policy on Dissertation/Thesis Defenses Upcoming Defenses Archives 2024 - 2023 - 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 Feb 14 2024 CS Defense - Abduljaleel Al Rubaye Feb 22 2024

  2. Thesis and Dissertation

    Tuesday: 12 - 2 p.m. Wednesday: 4 - 7 p.m. Thursday: 2 - 4 p.m. Thesis and Dissertation Workshops Thesis and Dissertation 101: Your Final Semester.

  3. Thesis and Dissertation Information

    The research that is proposed and written as a thesis or dissertation is the thoughtful and thorough culmination of a research idea that developed throughout your graduate career. This page provides information about guidelines and resources to complete this document.

  4. Commonly Used Forms

    The College of Graduate Studies has both the Doctoral and Thesis Committee Forms in dynamic forms. For doctoral students (at a minimum), you must have three members from your department and one member from outside of your department. For both thesis and dissertation students, most of your committee members must be Graduate Faculty members.

  5. PDF Tips for Preparing for the Thesis Defense

    The thesis defense is a long‐awaited and hard‐earned personal event, as well as a major professional presentation. Obviously, you want to be mentally prepared for a discussion and explanation of your work, and putting forth a good impression through appearance and conduct is an important part of a successful defense. You probably have

  6. College of Engineering and Computer Science

    The dissertation/thesis defense must be open to the public and announced two weeks prior to the date of the defense. Virtual dissertation/thesis defenses (student off-campus defenses) are not permitted. The dissertation/thesis defense must satisfy the following: - The student must be present at the campus location of the public defense.

  7. CS PHD Dissertation Defense

    Thesis/Dissertation Proposal and Defense CS PhD Program Assessment Form Students are responsible for being completely aware of the rules and regulations in the "UCF Thesis and Dissertation Manual" which can be obtained from the link given above.

  8. For Current ETD Students

    The College of Graduate Studies coordinates the format review and final submission process for ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations), establishes the university's thesis and dissertation deadlines, and administers thesis and dissertation related policies.

  9. PDF Office of Honors Research

    Please submit both documents to [email protected] by April 26th at 4:30 PM. Your Registration Form for Thesis I (Summer or Fall 2021), complete with all required signatures, should be included in the same email. 9. How will I have my thesis defense? With UCF having resumed in-person instruction, your options are an in-person or a

  10. College of Graduate Studies

    Question: I have a thesis or dissertation defense scheduled soon. Do I come to campus? What do I do? Answer: Candidates should contact their committee chair to arrange for the thesis or dissertation defense remotely through the summer 2020 term. Zoom, Skype, and Teams are all options available to the committee.

  11. PDF Department of Computer Science Thesis Defense/Dissertation Proposal

    Committee Recommendation: Pass Fail . To pass, at least the maximum of {3, half the committee members} must Agree or Strongly Agree. The following information must be provided for all passing students in Thesis or Dissertation Defense: Number of peer-reviewed publications as author or co-author (accepted or in print)

  12. PDF Dissertation Defense

    designee and the UCF College of Graduate Studies before final acceptance of the dissertation in fulfilling degree requirements. Dissertation Virtual Defense . Graduate programs may elect to offer the option of a virtual dissertation defense (student off-campus defense) upon approval of the program coordinator/director, the department, and the ...

  13. Final Thesis Defense Checklist

    Thesis Release Form: Prior to your thesis defense announcement, you must login to the thesis and dissertation services website and submit the release form https://ww2.graduate.ucf.edu/ETD_Student_Services/ iThenticate: Your advisor must submit your thesis to iThenticate to verify that your document has not been plagiarized.

  14. Dissertation Milestone Guidance

    Step 6: Enroll in Dissertation Hours In the semester following your proposal defense, you will be able to enroll in Dissertation Hours. You need a total of 15 dissertation hours by the end of the program. Three hours is considered full-time, but you can enroll in up to nine per semester if you want to complete all your hours in 2-3 semesters.

  15. Studio Art & Design MFA Public Thesis Defense

    Join us for the thesis defense of the 2022 Emerging Media MFA, Studio Art & Design track candidates. Each graduate student will present public thesis defenses to support their research and creative practice. These talks will take place in the UCF Art Gallery and virtually via Zoom.

  16. UCF Theses and Dissertations

    Home > Theses and Dissertations UCF Theses and Dissertations This collection links to Honors Undergraduate Theses (previously known as Honors in the Major), Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, and other similar projects completed at UCF.

  17. Honors Undergraduate Theses

    The Honors Undergraduate Thesis Program provides students from all disciplines the opportunity to engage in original and independent research as principal investigators. Over the course of two to four semesters, students work closely with a faculty committee to research, write, defend and publish an Honors thesis that serves as the capstone product of their undergraduate career.

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