Eastern Michigan University
Graduate Student Success!- Graduate Students Orientation - EMU Graduate School200 Boone Hall734.487.0042
1OverviewContact InformationGraduate School StaffGeneral Student Informationmy.emich accountEagle CardRegister for classesIdentify your advisorResearchHealth & WellnessCareer ServicesDepartment of Public SafetySEEUS
Graduate AssistantshipsGraduate School ScholarshipsThesis & DissertationGraduate Research ConferenceGraduate at the PodiumFormsGraduation2CONTACT INFORMATIONURL: www.emich.edu/graduateEmail: [email protected]: 734-487-0042Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Location: 200 Boone HallGraduate School StaffDr. Claudia Petrescu, Faculty AssociateDonelle Goerlitz, General Questions and SupportDr. Alethea Helbig, Thesis/Dissertation Reader4General Student Informationmy.emich account Every student has oneLogin from the main websiteRequired to register for classesBills are sent to students through my.emich account; no paper billsCampus announcementsDeadlinesQuick linksWeather information
6Important Campus OfficesGraduate School (policies, scholarships, research)http://www.emich.edu/graduate/Office of Research Development and Administrationhttp://www.emich.edu/research/Student Business Serviceshttp://www.emich.edu/sbs/tuitionfeesoutline.phpFinancial aidhttp://www.emich.edu/finaid/index.php
7Important Campus OfficesRegistrars Office (Records & Registration)http://www.emich.edu/registrar/Class schedulehttp://it.emich.edu/service/online/ocsb/Human Resources (graduate assistantships)http://www.emich.edu/hr/Office of the Ombudshttp://www.emich.edu/ombuds/
General Student InformationEagle One Card
Located at 201 Pierce HallRequired official university identification cardAll financial aid refunds are processed to accountAll student pay posted to this accountCan be used as a debit cardLibrary privileges & inter-library loansRecreational intramural accessFree admission to campus sporting eventsDiscounts at local businesses
9General student informationRegistrationOnline through your my.emich account or in person in the Office of Records and RegistrationDetailed information available on the Graduate School website (under Current Students)
Identify your advisorGo to the Graduate School website (under Current Students)Plug in your Program, Department, and College and search.
Health & WellnessRec/IM your student status provides for free useUniversity Health Services Snow Health Center General Student InformationUniversity Advising & Career Development Center - 200 McKenny Hall http://www.emich.edu/uacdc/Rsum review Interviewing practiceHelp with letters of recommendationMeyers-Briggs analysisNationwide database of companiesAssist in job searchPrepare transition to new careerJob fairs
11General Student InformationDepartment of Public Safety https://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/EMU EMERGENCY NUMBER 734.487.1222If you dial 911, city is Eastern Michigan UniversityParking hang tag for University lotsText messaging safety alerts http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/emo/channels/text.phpEmail announcementsLocated on Oakwood, across from The Village dorms. 12General Student InformationSEEUS (Student Eyes and Ears for University Safety)Provides escorts to persons walking alone to on-campus destinations such as classrooms, buildings, residence halls and parked cars.734.487.3387https://www.emich.edu/police/services/seeus.php
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPSAdministered by EMU Human ResourcesMust apply like a regular jobInformation: http://www.emich.edu/hr/employment/hiring-information/graduate-assistant.phpSearch Jobs: www.emich.edu/jobsTime Commitment per Week: 20 hours (100% appointment)Tuition Waiver Credit Hours: Up to 9 (100% appointment)Stipends vary slightly depending on the department and work you will be performingStipends paid every two weeks and deposited on your Eagle Card
GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPSCheck with Financial AidLook on external websites (e.g. FastWeb)EMU Graduate School Scholarships:Barton Endowed Scholarship up to $4,000Brenner Endowed Scholarship $500 one-time awardUniversity Fellowship between $500 - $4,000 per yearMartin Luther King Jr.-Cesar Chavez-Rosa Parks (KCP) Future Faculty FellowsCheck the Graduate School Website (under Financial Assistance) for deadlines and specific requirementsFinding Funding workshops offered periodically during the AYTHESIS & DISSERTATIONSome sort of culminating experience IS required for ALL graduate programs (capstone, thesis, dissertation, project, etc) depending on the program requirementsYou will work with your program Advisor to determine requirementsLink to Thesis Manual: http://www.emich.edu/graduate/documents/dissertation/2012falthesismanual.pdfLink to Dissertation information: http://www.emich.edu/graduate/thesis_dissertation/dissertation/index.phpLink to Information about Deadlines:https://www.emich.edu/graduate/thesis_dissertation/capstone.phpTips for Thesis/CapstoneYou must identify a research topic and write thesis/capstonehttps://www.emich.edu/graduate/thesis_dissertation/capstone.phpSupport: Internal Review Board (IRB in ORDA), ORDA, The Graduate SchoolOpportunities to present your work:Professional conferences (on, off- campus)Graduate Research Conference17Human or Animal Subjects: IRB processAny research involving human or animal subjects, you must have prior written approval from the University Human Subjects Review Committee (UHSRC)
1818GRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCEOpportunity for graduate students to present their research in a variety of formatsOral PresentationsArts FrontPoster SessionsHeld during the Fall termDiscuss with your graduate program information about this opportunity Workshops offered to support student researchAcademic SpeakingPreziPoster DesignIRBNetInnovation & Commercialization LabFinding FundingPolicies governing graduate experienceGraduate School Policieshttps://www.emich.edu/graduate/policies/index.php
Graduate School Documents & Formshttps://www.emich.edu/graduate/documents_forms/index.php
Thesis and dissertationhttps://www.emich.edu/graduate/thesis_dissertation/capstone.php
Dates and deadlineshttp://www.emich.edu/registrar/calendars/datesanddeadlines.php
2020Academic LoadCourse Load International students (SEVIS)
.FULL-TIME TIME TIMEGraduate 8 or more 6 or 7 4 or 52121Lists all courses to be taken in the graduate program (sequence, timing)Contact graduate program coordinator/advisor for itPOS needs to be submitted by the program coordinator to the Office of Records and Registration 22Program of Study (PoS)Transfer of CreditUp to 6 credits from another master degreeUp to 12 credits from other graduate studies (no degree received)Grades must be a B or better Must represent a letter grade (i.e., pass/fail & cr/no cr do not transfer)MIGS Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Studies: course enrollment outside EMU but in Michigan at specific universities
2323MOST forms are available on line! Incomplete GradesIncomplete used when getting a B or better grade for 50% of the work faculty gives an I grade.
Grade change: 1-3 years to complete the work.
2424Repeating CoursesA graduate course may be repeated once if the grade is a B- or lower
The second grade is used in the GPA calculation; first grade will remain on the transcript.2525Course WithdrawalCourse Withdrawal see course schedule on the Records/Registration website for deadline dates! Process paperwork dont stop attending class and assume the faculty know you withdrewWithdrawal Form used when emergency situation (e.g., medical) can be documentedSubmit @ Records& Registration
2626Academic ProbationProbation overall GPA below 3.0 Three enrollment periods on probation, then dismissal Dismissal appeal possibleProgram Dismissal can also occur due to unprofessional/unethical behavior or mutual agreement that this is not the program for you.2727Time to Degree CompletionMax 6 years master programMax 3 years certificate programMax 6/7 years specialist degreeMax 7 years doctoral studies
2828formsDuring your academic work, there are changes that need to be made to your transcript or your academic record. The forms used to make these changes are at:
http://www.emich.edu/graduate/documents_forms/index.phpgraduationGraduation information: http://www.emich.edu/registrar/graduation/You must apply for graduation via youre my.emich account 2nd week of the semesterThere is a fee and it will be posted to your student accountCommencement information: http://www.emich.edu/commencement/index.phpMust get tickets prior to the day of the ceremony (six tickets available for each graduate at no cost)Must order regalia ahead of timeTimeline depends on whether it is a December or April ceremonyTipsCommunicate with your Advisor and faculty members regularlyDo not let problems festerIf you do not know specifically who to call for help, call the Graduate School and if we cant help you, we can direct you to the appropriate personThe job of every person on this campus is student success, so let us help you when you need it
Best wishes for a successful graduate program at EMU!