Graduate Program Forms

Please review the Program Overview and the Graduate Program Rules to familiarize yourself with general program requirements. Please download the Form Requirement Checklist to understand which exact forms are required in order for you to successfully obtain your Ph.D.
 

Ph.D. Course Work

Program Requirements and Required Documentation
 

Program Requirement   Required Documentation

Statistics

Qualifying Undergrad Stats (equivalent to 3 quarters)
or
2 grad level stats courses

Stats Form

Advanced Research Skills

Advanced Research Skills Certification
or
Completion of Language Requirement

Certification of Advanced Research Skills Form
or
Certification of Fulfillment of Language Requirement Form

3 of 4 Field Seminars

American Politics
Comparative Politics
Int'l Relations
Political Theory

Transcript review by Grad Director

2 Major Fields
Field 1: Name, Curriculum and Coordinator
Click on field name for link to field curriculum information
Field Check List

American Politics / Danielle Thomsen
Comparative Politics / Kamal Sadiq
Int'l Relations / Heidi Hardt
Political Theory / Daniel Brunstetter

American Politics Field Form
Comparative Politics Field Form
Int'l Relations Field Form
Political Theory Field Form

Field 2: Name and Coordinator
contact coordinator for requirements
Field Check List

Public Law / Mary McThomas
Political Psychology / Kristi Monroe
Ethics / Kristi Monroe
Methodology / Ines Levin
Public Choice / Bernie Grofman
Democracy Studies / Louis DeSipio
Critical Theory / Kevin Olson
Race and Ethnicity / Davin Phoenix

 
2nd Field / Other Form
 

 
Overall Coursework
 

Min 12 Pol Sci courses (48 units)
 
Max 6 non-Pol Sci courses (24 units)

 
Transcript review by Grad Director
 

 
 Ph.D. coursework requirement forms info also available in pdf format here.

 


 

Ph.D. Non-Coursework Requirements

 
 Grad Division Filling Deadlines
 

Program Requirement   Required Documentation

Qualifying Paper #1

2 Readers required
 
Signed Qualifying Paper Approval form from each reader required

1 copy of the paper
 
Qualifying Paper Approval Form

Qualifying Paper #2

2 Readers required
 
Signed Qualifying Paper Approval form from each reader required

1 copy of the paper
 
Qualifying Paper Approval Form

Advancement to Candidacy Exam

Program Requirement Required Documentation

 
Advancement to candidacy approval
Submit at least 2 weeks before exam
Must be signed by all candidacy committee members
 

 
Approval of Advancement to Candidacy Committee Form

 
Payment of Grad Division Advancement to Candidacy fee is required before submitting Ph.D. Form 1
 

 
Grad Div Adv to Candidacy Fee Payment Portal
 

 
Ph.D. Form 1 - submit after exam
 
Must be signed by all dissertation committee members
 
DocuSign form - see DocuSign instructions
 

Advancement to Candidacy Form (Ph.D. Form 1)

Colloquium presentation

Email notification from Colloquium Director or Graduate Director, or copy of colloquium flyer

Dissertation prospectus defense

Must be signed by all dissertation committee members

Dissertation Prospectus Defense Approval Form

Completed dissertation

Ph.D. Form 2 - submit after dissertation defense
 
Must be signed by all dissertation committee members
 
DocuSign form - see DocuSign instructions

Dissertation Defense Paperwork (Ph.D. Form 2)

 
 Ph.D. non-coursework requirement forms info also available in pdf format here.

 


 

Optional MA Degree

 

Pol Sci MA Requirements Summary:
 
  1. Completion of 48 units of graduate course work (excl 299's, grade of B or better, max 12 units outside UCI, and min 24 units in Pol Sci Dept courses)
  2. Completion of Pol Sci statistics requirement
  3. Completion and acceptance of one qualifying paper

 
NOTE: See section 16 of "Grad Program in Pol Sci Requirements, Rules, and Regs" document for details
Required Steps Required Documentation

Step 0

The MA request/approval process is a multi-quarter process. Read the detailed MA instructions at least 3 quarters before you want MA conferred to understand the requirements and timeline.
 
You will need to plan appropriately if you need an MA for potential summer teaching appointments.

PolSci MA Instructions for Students

Step 1 - MA Form 1
 
The first of 2 required forms.
Can be submitted 1 quarter before PolSci
MA requirements are completed.
 
NOTE: You do NOT need to advance to Ph.D.
candidacy to submit MA Form 1.
 
DocuSign form - see instructions in Step 0

MA Form 1 (Step 1)
(Grad Div form name: Master’s Advancement to Candidacy Comprehensive Exam)

Step 2 - MA Form 2
The second of 2 required forms.
MUST BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST 1 QUARTER
AFTER MA FORM 1 SUBMITTED.
 
Must complete all Pol Sci MA requirements
before MA Form 2 can be submitted.
 
DocuSign form - see instructions in Step 0

MA Form 2 (Step 2)
(Grad Div form name: Final Degree Paperwork for the Master's Degree)

 
 Masters requirement forms info also available in pdf format here.

 


 

DocuSign Online Forms
 

DocuSign Process - In what order do I fill the above forms?

  • 1 - Please click on the appropriate Docusign form link
  • 2 - For the Dept Form Preparer — please put your own name/email
  • 3 - Please list the names and emails of all your committee members (only applies to Ph.D. Form 1 and Ph.D. Form 2)
  • 4 - For Student — please put your own name/email
  • 5 - For Department Chair/Grad Advisor — please put “Dept of Political Science” for name and place this email: gradpolisci@uci.edu
  • 6 - For Associate Dean — please put “Barbara Sarnecka” and place this email: sarnecka@uci.edu
  • 7- For Department Copy— please put “Dept of Political Science” for name and place this email: gradpolisci@uci.edu

Once you hit “BEGIN SIGNING,” it will ask you to fill out part of the form (your name, ID no, school/dept). Once you fill that out, it will ask you to hit “FINISH” and it will send to the next person on your list (usually in the order you set your committee members, chair will likely be first).

After it routes through them, it will come back to you as a student, where you might have to sign in the appropriate fields depending on the form (Docusign will indicate where).

Then, it will route to the email (gradpolisci@uci.edu) where the department graduate director will sign.

Then, it will route to Associate Dean Sarnecka.

Finally, after all those members have signed, it will route automatically to the Grad Division.

*Please make sure you enter all email addresses correctly; if not, your paperwork will get stuck within the Docusign platform

 


 

Optional Forms

 


 

International Students Forms

 


 

Funding Forms

Departmental Conference & External Grant Seeking Stipend Request:

Grad stipend requests (conf, grant, other):
 https://forms.gle/QmMDvJzVYxb8Sm276

 
Other Opportunities for Funding

   Associated Graduate Students Travel Grants —University

 


 

Graduate Division Forms

 

 

 

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