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.
 

 

Required Departmental Forms

*All forms must first be routed through the department office. Please contact the Department Graduate Analyst for approvals.*


 

 
Select one of the following:


 

 
Two Approved Field Forms -- See below for Forms and Coordinator Contact Information (Two must be completed):

Field Requirements:
 American Politics Field Curriculum

Field Form:
  American Politics
Field Coordinator:
 Danielle Thomsen

Field Requirements:
 Comparative Politics Field Curriculum

Field Form:
  Comparative Politics
Field Coordinator:
 Sara Goodman

Field Requirements:
 International Relations Field Curriculum

Field Form:
  International Relations
Field Coordinator:
 Heidi Hardt

Field Requirements:
 Political Theory Field Curriculum

Field Form:
  Political Theory
Field Coordinator:
 Keith Topper


 

 

Public Law
2nd Field Coordinator:
 Mary McThomas

Political Psychology
2nd Field Coordinator:
 Kristi Monroe

Ethics
2nd Field Coordinator:
 Kristi Monroe

Methodology
2nd Field Coordinator:
 Ines Levin

Public Choise
2nd Field Coordinator:
 Bernie Grofman

Democracy Studies
2nd Field Coordinator:
 Louis DeSipio

Critical Theory
2nd Field Coordinator:
 Kevin Olson

Race and Ethnicity
2nd Field Coordinator:
 David Phoenix


 

Departmental Forms

  Qualifying Paper Approval Form
Students must submit two qualifying
papers during their time in the graduate program

  Approval of Advancement to Candidacy Committee
submitted 2 weeks prior to exam


 

DocuSign Online Forms
 

MA Degree for current Ph.D. students (Entails two steps:)

 

Advancement to Candidacy for PhD (Ph.D. Form 1):

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

Dissertation Defense Paperwork (Ph.D. Form 2):

  Dissertation Defense Paperwork (Ph.D. Form 2)

 

  • 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 “Michael McBride” and place this email: mcbride@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 will sign.

    Then, it will route to Associate Dean McBride.

    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

 

Grad Division Filling Deadlines

 Important Deadlines


 

Optional Forms


 

International Students Forms


 

Funding Forms

Conference Reimbursements

  Graduate Student Conference Reimbursement Form — Departmental

  Associated Graduate Students Travel Grants — University

External Grants

  External Grant-Seeking Stipend Application — Departmental


 

Graduate Division Forms

 

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