QUALIFICATIONS VERIFIED BY THE GRADUATE COLLEGE
Students who meet the following qualifications are entitled to a one-time fee reduction under V.T.C.A., Education Code, Section 54.051:
- Must be a resident of the state of Texas.
- Must be enrolled only in thesis courses (5199B, 5299B, 5399B, 5599B) or dissertation courses (7199, 7299, 7399, 7599, 7699, 7999).
- Must be in final semester or term of study and be a candidate for a graduate degree this semester.
- Must not have previously received a thesis or dissertation fee reduction.
- Must have thesis or dissertation proposal on file in the Office of the Graduate College.
PROCEDURE TO OBTAINING FEE REDUCTION
Students must follow these steps to obtain the fee reduction:
- Register for thesis or dissertation only.
- Download the form from the UPPS.
- Print and fill out form.
- Take form to Student Business Services (JCK 188). They will process the adjustment to the bill.
- Process must be completed prior to the 12th class day during fall and spring semesters or 4th class day during summer sessions.
REIMBURSEMENT OF FEE REDUCTION
If a student changes his/her degree program to non-thesis after receiving a thesis fee reduction, he/she must reimburse the University for the Fee Reduction received.
Required Training – the CITI Course in The Protection of Human Research Subjects
This training must be completed by all faculty/staff members submitting a application to the IRB, or who are supervising students submitting an IRB application, and by all students submitting an IRB application.
Continuous Enrollment Requirement
99 Hour Rule
Approval of Outside Committee Members of the Dissertation Committee
The appointment of any person who is not a member of the doctoral faculty in the College of Education to a Ph.D. Dissertation Committee requires the formal approval of the program director, the College Dean, and the Dean of the Graduate College.
A proposed committee member who is a member of the faculty in a department outside the College of Education at Texas State University must hold a doctoral degree or terminal degree, must be a member of the Graduate Faculty at Texas State University, and must hold, as a minimum, professional credentials equivalent to those expected of members of the Ph.D. Faculty in the College of Education. Such faculty must be recommended for a “courtesy appointment” to serve as a member of the doctoral committee. Before asking the proposed outside committee member to serve on the student's committee, the student and his or her Dissertation Advisor must consult with the program director concerning the suitability of the appointment. The student should obtain a copy of the prospective member's curriculum vita in order to ensure that the prospective member holds professional credentials equivalent to those expected of members of the Ph.D. Faculty in the College of Education. The vita should be submitted to the program director for consideration by the Teaching Faculty Committee. If recommended, a nomination form will be forwarded by the program director to the Dept. Chair, COE Dean, and Graduate College.