O'Dowd Hall, Room 520
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2700
gradinfo@oakland.edu

Office Hours during Winter 2017 semester:
Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Graduate Program Coordinators 
Brown Bag Schedule 

  • 03/21/17 at 12 pm in 242 KL
    • Topic: Admission deadlines, recruiting and marketing 
  • 03/22/17 at 12 pm in 242 KL  
    • Topic: Admission deadlines, recruiting and marketing
  • 10/17/17 at 12 pm in 242 KL
  • 10/18/17 at 12 pm in 242 KL
  • 11/14/17 at 12 pm in 242 KL
  • 11/15/17 at 12 pm in 242 KL
  • 12/5/17 at 12 pm in 242 KL
  • 12/6/17 at 12 pm in 242 KL
  • 1/23/18 at 12 pm in 242 KL
  • 1/24/18 at 12 pm in 242 KL
  • 2/26/18 at 12 pm in 242 KL
  • 2/27/18 at 12 pm in 242 KL 
  • 3/20/18 at 12 pm in 242 KL
  • 3/21/18 at 12 pm in 242 KL

Faculty and Staff Resources

Dissertation
&
Thesis Awards

To acknowledge the critical importance of producing quality dissertations and theses, Oakland University established an annual competition to confer up to two Graduate Dissertations and one Thesis Award. The intent of the award is to showcase excellence in graduate work, and to partially defray the cost of producing an outstanding document.

Nomination forms will be available through your department, along with the list of eligible thesis and dissertations in February 2017. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 10, 2017

The awards are $1,000 for a Ph.D. dissertation and $750 for a master’s thesis.

In addition to these awards, one STEM and one non-STEM dissertation or thesis may be selected as the university's outstanding dissertation or thesis. With consent of the author, Graduate Education may forward the university's outstanding dissertation or thesis to the Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award competition or the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Master's Thesis Award competition, as appropriate.

Eligibility
Nominees must have received their graduate degrees in the winter, summer or fall semester of the previous calendar year.

Nomination Process

Any faculty member is eligible to submit a nomination for consideration by his or her graduate program; however, each graduate program may only submit one nomination per academic year. A completed nomination will consist of:

  • A completed nomination form
  • A summary of the nominated work which clearly indicates the methodological and substantive quality of the dissertation or thesis
  • A cover letter from the program coordinator describing why the dissertation or thesis was chosen for nomination by the program
  • Two additional letters of support, one of which optimally will be from the dissertation or thesis supervisor
  • A copy of the completed dissertation or thesis (electronic copy preferred)
The summary and reference letters must be written in language that a faculty member who is not in the same discipline as the nominee can clearly understand.

Selection

A faculty committee consisting of representatives from each of the professional schools and the College of Arts and Sciences will review the nominations and recommend award recipients to the Provost. The committee's decision will be based on the methodological and substantive aspects of the nominated works, including but not limited to:

  • The overall scholarly contribution of the work
  • The quality of writing and organization of the dissertation or thesis
  • The originality or creativity of the work
The summary and letters of reference should directly address these specific areas, as well as any other observations that help delineate the excellence of the nominated work.
2017-2018
Meetings

PhD Coordinators

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Room #242 Kresge Library

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018

MS Coordinators

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Room #242 Kresge Library 

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Associate Deans - Monthly

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Room #242 Kresge Library

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Policies

Approved curriculum policies

Approved graduate student policies
Graduate students are governed by the policies of the university, Graduate Council and their academic programs. It is the responsibility of the graduate student to comply with these policies and procedures and all applicable graduate program requirements that govern the individual program of study. Graduate Education administers academic policies and procedures, and enforces graduate degree requirements which are determined by the Graduate Council and are applicable to all graduate students.

Visit the graduate catalog for all student policies and additional information.

Graduate
Assistantships

Graduate Assistant Deadlines

The new bill due and cancellation policy will take effect Fall 2017.

At least two weeks prior to the semester, students who have not completed at least one of the following:

  1. paid their bills in full OR
  2. enrolled in a payment plan OR
  3. had fully processed financial aid

will be cancelled from their classes.

Final bill due date and cancellation date will be announced on the Student Financial Services website. 

To have enough time to process GA agreements and have their tuition award sent to financial aid, the deadline for GA agreements to Graduate Study has been revised. 

Strict adherence to the deadlines is necessary to ensure all graduate assistants are able to take the classes that are needed and not cancelled. 

FALL 2017

  • GA re-appointments due to Graduate Study by 5 p.m. April 15, 2017
  • New GA appointments due to Graduate Study by 5 p.m. May 1, 2017 

WINTER 2018

  • GA re-appointments due to Graduate Study by 5 p.m. October 15, 2017

SUMMER 2018

  • Summer GA agreements due to Graduate Study by 5 p.m. February 15, 2018

Curriculum
Guidelines
and Forms


Plan of Study




Developing new graduate certificate programs


Suspend or discontinue existing programs