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The University has many services for graduate students that are part of larger administrative units. This page will provide links, and contact information which should help identify them.
Offices and Organizations
The Graduate School at the University of Albany
The Graduate School is dedicated to academic excellence in graduate education at the University at Albany and advocates for support for graduate programs and graduate students.
Our services cover all aspects of the job and career search process, whether it leads to employment or graduate school
Graduate Student Association (GSA)
GSA is one of the largest Student Organizations on Campus and is located in the Campus Center. See: http://www.albany.edu/gsa/services.shtml for copying and printing services.
Office of Regulatory Research Compliance
Official required review for research with human subjects, procedures and policies for compliance.
Division for Research
The mission of the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University at Albany is to support the development and dissemination of new knowledge in a world-class research environment. The Division strives to create and advance intellectually stimulating and rewarding collaborations among faculty, students, research partners, and clients.
Graduate Student Ombuds Office
This office provides independent, informal, and non-partisan counsel to graduate students on matters relating to University experiences or involving dispute resolution or interpersonal misunderstandings, particularly those involving the graduate student's academic program or academic progress
Graduate Programs and Course Information
Forms and Applications for Graduate Students
Doctoral Dissertation and Master's Thesis Submittal Policy and Guidelines
Policies, regulations and guidelines for dissertation submittal, also a link to the web dissertation submittal site.
Graduate Studies Forms
Printable forms for use by enrolled students, faculty and departments are listed here. All are available in PDF format and in some cases as standard or fill-in Word format as well. Should you encounter a problem downloading any form, email the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org and the form will be sent to you.
Graduation and Application for Award of the Degree
Due to the varying pace and individuality of many of the University’s graduate programs, students entering the expected final term of study for a degree must submit a degree award application to become degree candidates. This degree award application stimulates audits of the student academic record for degree clearance purposes, serves as the basis for the ordering of diplomas by the Registrar and identifies the student for Commencement communication and information purposes.
Grants and Funding at the University at Albany