Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

CEUS Ph.D Forms

Ph.D Advisory Committee

    Designates composition of student's advisory committee
    Due within one year of admission to Ph.D program for a single major or at the time of adding the second for those pursuing a double major.

    Your committee should include two committee members from your major and one from each minor. Double majors will have at least two committee members from each major. At least two memmbers of the Advisory Committee must be members of the graduate faculty.
    Appointment of Advisory Committee eDoc
    Change of Advisory Committee eDoc
    Graduate Faculty List
Completion of Minor
    Student is responsible for requesting notification be sent to CEUS from minor department upon completion of Minor requirements.
Qualifying Exams
    When all coursework and Ph.D requirements have been fulfilled, student must request approval from Advisory Committee to take qualifying exam.  All members must agree to an exam date for both written and oral exams and CEUS must be notified of this date no less than 30 days in advance.
    Qualifying exam checklist
    Ph.D Coursework template

    NOTE: CEUS maintains a file of previous qualifying exam questions which can be viewed upon request.
Nomination to Candidacy
    Complete at the time of oral qualifying exam
    Nominiation to Candidacy eDoc

    NOTE:  Once you have taken your qualifying exam you must remain continuously enrolled, registering each semester (excluding summer) in either G901 (6 semesters max) or R890.  If you plan to submit your dissertation during a summer session you must register for 1 hour of R890 for the summer session you are defending.
Nomination of Research Committee
    Your committee consists of three members from your major and one for each minor. Double majors will have two members from each major. Attach a 1-2 page summary of dissertation when you submit your eDoc. The eDoc must be submitted and approved by the University Graduate School at least 6 months before defense.
    Nomination of Research Committee eDoc
    Change of Research Committee Member eDoc
Defense Announcement
    Submit defense announcement once your committee has approved the dissertation and members have agreed on a date and time for defense. Announcement must be submitted and approved at least 30 days before defense. Your final version must be fully approved and submitted within 6 months of defending.
    Defense Announcement eDoc
    NOTE: To insure compliance with University Graduate School dissertation guidelines, students should seek Graduate School input regarding maps, charts, and other non-text inserts to the dissertation to insure proper page orientation/placement and positioning of page numbers, etc.

Commencement Application
    Ph.D Commencement Applications are due early in the semester of which you are graduating.
    Commencement Participation Application

    IMPORTANT NOTE: When conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, the University Graduate School's staff use those requirements contained only in the University Graduate School Bulletin. In addition to degree requirements you'll find important information concerning transfer of credits, committees, qualifying exams, candidacy, defense etc. on the first 15 pages of the Bulletin.
    Graduate Bulletin






Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
355 North Jordan Ave.
GA Room 3024
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Phone: (812) 855-2233
Fax: (812) 855-7500