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Note: Directors of graduate studies and assistants should see the Faculty and Staff Resources page.
- See the Graduate School Bulletin for policies regarding:
- Degree requirements
- Academic credit and courses
- Withdrawals and leaves of absence
- Standards of conduct
- Guide for Submission of the Doctoral Preliminary Exam Report (PDF)
- Request for Extension for Preliminary Exam (DOCX)
- Exam Card Procedure Guide (PDF)
- Policies for the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Guidelines and Policies for Graduate Student Teaching Assistants and Instructors (PDF)
- External Review Procedures (PDF)
- Procedures for New Proposals for Graduate Programs (PDF)
- Application Data Security Policy (PDF)
- Duke International Travel Registry: All graduate students traveling internationally on university-related or -sponsored activities are required to register their travel plans with the registry. Students who are traveling to a restricted region are required to register and sign the High Risk Travel Waiver/Release.
- Bulletin of the Duke University Graduate School
- Graduate Student Handbook
- Director of Graduate Studies Manual
- Contact List of Directors of Graduate Studies and Assistants (PDF)
- Concurrent Master’s Degree in another Discipline en route to the Ph.D. (PDF)
- Committee Approval (PDF)
- Departmental Affiliation Form (PDF)
- Departmental Defense Announcement (PDF)
- Graduate Bulletin Course Change Form
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- Graduate Certificate Program Application (PDF)
- Graduate Faculty Nomination Form — Full Faculty (PDF | Word)
- Graduate Faculty Nomination Form — Term Faculty (PDF | Word)
- Inter-Departmental Transfer Form for Master's Students (PDF)
- Inter-Departmental Transfer Form for Ph.D. Students (PDF)
- Leave of Absence (PDF)
- Non-Exclusive Distribution License and Dissertation Availability Agreement (PDF)
- Permission to Audit Course (PDF)
- Permission to Enroll in A Course Below the 500 Level (PDF)
- Permission to Take A Course Overload (PDF)
- Preliminary Exam Report (PDF)
- Retroactive Credit Form (PDF)
- Student Course Withdrawal (PDF)
- Transfer of Graduate Credit from Another University (MA/MS only) (PDF)