College of Graduate Studies

January/February Reminders from the Graduate College

Message from the Dean

Welcome to 2017!  The New Year always provides an impetus to start fresh!  As the new semester begins think of it as your opportunity to freshen your view and sow new seeds to make your path greener and plant new flowers to add the joy and variety you desire in your present and your future.

In our effort to freshen our garden in the College of Graduate Studies, we will announce several changes over the next month.  We will see personnel changes, a request for proposals for new graduate programs and new professional and personal development options for our students and mentors.  As the university strives to develop its new strategic directions, it is important that graduate education remain actual, relevant and the highest of quality.  That is what you demand and that is what we strive to deliver.  If you have a graduate program in mind that you would like to see the University of Toledo offer, please respond to the request for proposals that will be announced within the next few weeks.  This proposal will be accessible to graduate students as well as faculty and we encourage collaborative proposals between all constituents.

As for professional and personal development, we want to offer what you need.  A survey will arrive in your email box soon requesting your input on the areas that you would like to see offered in this domain.  If you would like to send me a personal communication instead, please feel free to contact me at

I wish you all the best in the new semester and in the new year.  We will strive TOGETHER to create the future that we desire for our university, community, nation and world, one step at a time!

Pic_1Most Sincerely,

Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Dr. rer. Nat
Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Associate Professor of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

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For students planning to graduate in the Spring 2017 term, the application deadline is Friday, February 3rd. (Note, the Graduation Services fee is assessed the first time an applicant for graduation is submitted per graduate degree program.) For students planning for Summer 2017 graduation, please submit your graduation application by the spring deadline if you would like to be included in the spring commencement program. We are here to help you get organized and avoid obstacles to graduation!

Graduation – Your Questions, Answered!
This session provided students with important information and step-by-step instructions to ensure they can navigate the graduation process and stay on track to earn their degree in a timely manner without unnecessary delays. We recommend attending in the semester PRIOR to your graduation semester. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session you wish to attend.

· Wednesday, March 1 from 12 – 1 pm in TBA (Main Campus)
· Wednesday, March 1 from 12 – 1 pm in Collier Building 1210 (Health Science Campus)

Questions & suggestions may be directed to Elissa Falcone at


All applications must be complete and submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Award descriptions and applications are available on the College of Graduate Studies website:



Please visit for Spring 2017 Recruitment Events and registration. Save the Date!

Events include: Paralegal Studies Career Fair, Peace Corps, Toledo Metroparks, College of Engineering Spring Career Expo, College of Nursing Career Fair, Toledo Zoo, College of Education UTEACH Job Fair, Family Service of NW Ohio, and more!


The Graduate College is pleased to present, sponsor, and collaborate with other offices to bring you programming in Academic Planning, Academic Enhancements, Career Development, Thesis and Dissertation Services, and Graduate Writing. Please take a few minutes to review the program descriptions and make sure to “Save the Date” on any you are interested in. We may add a few more workshops in March and April, and if we do, we will send out an email bulletin to notify you.

Week of February 13 – 17

· Starting Your Literature Review: Ready, Set, Go! (MC)

Week of February 20 – 24

· The Elevator Pitch – Presenting Yourself (MC & HSC)
· ETD Preparation and Submission Overview (MC & HSC)

Week of February 27 – March 3
· Graduation – Your Questions, Answered! (MC & HSC)

Week of March 13 – 17
· How to Craft the Perfect LinkedIn Profile in 30 Minutes (MC & HSC)
· Launch Your Career! Networking and Job Search Strategies (MC & HSC)

Remember, all professional development programs are open to all graduate students in all degree programs on all campuses.

Questions and suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at


The GSA is an organization that represents the concerns of approximately 5,000 graduate students at the University of Toledo. The GSA sponsors many programs and provides funding to subsidize conference and symposium travel. Additionally, the GSA serves on numerous university-wide committees and organizes social events to help students develop contacts both on and off campus. Please visit the GSA website for updated information on meetings, events, programs, and funding.


The Graduate Student Association is proud to present the 8th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the University of Toledo. This event has been recognized as a premiere event and is a great opportunity for presenting research, networking, and fostering intercollegiate friendships and collaborations. Here at the University of Toledo we strive to improve the world around us by advancing research and education to the cutting edge. We look forward to hosting individuals from around the nation in what promises to be an outstanding day for all involved.


· Wednesday, February 15: Meeting at Health Science Campus in HEB 103, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
· Tuesday, March 14: Meeting at Main Campus in Student Union- Ingman Room, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
· Wednesday, April 12: Meeting at Health Science Campus in HEB 103, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

GSA Executive Officers / GSA College Representatives / Meeting Schedule / Contact & Calendar


For students completing a thesis or dissertation and who plan on graduating in the Spring 2017 term, please carefully review the deadlines associated with the entire process, from applying to graduate to submitting your ETD to OhioLINK.  Resources for formatting, intellectual property concerns, submission, publication, and more are found on our website.

Deadlines  /    Start Here! Three Simple Steps    /    Document Preparation  /  ETD Submission

Final ETD Upload Deadline
Friday, April 28th by 11:59 pm to the OhioLINK ETD Center

ETD Preparation and Submission Overview

This session provides an overview of the preparation and submission process for graduate Electronic Theses or Dissertations (ETDs) within the context of graduation requirements for the Graduate College. A “live” navigation through our ETD resource website and the OhioLINK ETD Center is included. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session(s) you wish to attend.

· Tuesday, February 21, from 12 – 1 in Collier Building 1220 (Health Science Campus)
· Wednesday, February 22 from 4 – 5 in Carlson Library 1025 (Main Campus)

Questions or suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at


New Students

To ensure an accurate degree audit and fulfillment of your graduation requirements, you need to submit a complete Plan of Study for your degree—Doctoral, Masters, and Certificate—to the Graduate College office by the end of your first term or completion of 12 graduate credit hours.

· If you are not a new student and have not yet completed a Plan of Study, please consult your adviser and do so immediately

Students Completing a Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience

To monitor and record timely compliance with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, we require the submission of the Graduate Research and Advisory Committee Approval & Assurances form prior to beginning any research and as soon as a committee has been formed. Known as the GRAD form, it addresses types of research and approvals obtained, timing of publication, and committee formation.

· If you are already conducting research and have not completed and submitted the GRAD form, please consult with your PI or Committee Chair and do so immediately

GRAD Form Timelines

Dissertation: after the acceptance of the dissertation proposal and completion of didactic coursework
Thesis: at the end of the second semester or no later than the end of the third semester
Projects and Field Experiences: prior to conducting the actual research

Academic Program Forms

All forms required during the course of your degree journey are found on our Academic Program Forms page. These are the official forms produced by the College of Graduate Studies and also the most current. Please use the forms directly from our website. The forms are fillable PDFs and for accurate and timely processing, please type all information into the form before signing, and please obtain all required signatures before submitting to our office.


All new graduate students must fulfill the graduate orientation requirement. Spring 2017 orientation includes a self-directed online orientation and three supplemental modules. We ask that all new degree-seeking graduate students complete the requirements by the end of the fall semester. After completing the three modules, be sure to continue on and complete the remainder of the required online graduate orientation and submit the form at the end.

Resources for New Students   / Self-Directed Online Orientation and modules  / Questions? Email us

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