Department of Psychology

College of Arts and Sciences

Information for Current Doctoral StudentsUniversity of Wyoming Psychology graduate education

We are here to support you in your academic endeavors!  A variety of resources to support your graduate career are listed below.  If you have additional questions, please contact us via phone (307-766-6303) or email (psyc.uw@uwyo.edu)

 

Support Staff

Dora Montez - Accounting Associate, Senior  (307) 766-6305

Cheryl Hamilton - Office Associate  (307) 766-6303

Vicki Nelson - Business Manager (307) 766-3443

Resources

Laramie Mental Health Resources
Mood Lifters Information

Travel Funding Requests

Students are welcome to submit requests for funding support when traveling to meetings and conferences as well as for thesis and dissertation projects. Calls for requests will be made by the department scholarship committee in Fall.  Cost-sharing is a requirement, so please be prepared to gather funding from multiple sources; your advisor, department, college and Academic Affairs may contribute to your fundraising efforts.

 

Student Handbooks and Policies

Graduate Program Handbook

Clinical Student Handbook

Clerkship Handbook

Collegiality and Grievance Policies

  

Degree requirement checklists

Graduate student milestone checklist

CDLS Course checklist with timeline

 

Comprehensive Exam Rubric and examples

Students can find examples of comprensive exam questions and completed exams in the main office. The department has developed a rubric that guides faculty evaluations. 

 

Department forms

Milestone Report (dept form)

Use: This form tracks dates of proposals and defenses.

 

Assessment form (dept. form)

Use: This form should be brought to thesis, comps, and dissertation defenses.

 

Proposal form

Use: This form should be brought to thesis and dissertation proposals for committee approval.

 

University Forms and Petitions

Change of Major

Use: This form to add, drop or change any one or a combination of the following: advisor, major, minor, option/concentration, college, and/or graduate status. You will be notified by e-mail or phone when the change has been made.


Committee  Assignment

Use: This form enables you to officially designate your thesis/dissertation committee members.  

Notes: You must have at least three (3) Psychology faculty on your committee.  You may have a member that is not from the UW; if this is the case you must attach his/her CV to your Committee Assignment form.  This must be submitted before or with your Program of Study form.

 

Completion of the Doctoral Degree Within Four Years After Passing the Comprehensive Exam (Called the "Four Year Rule" form)

Use: This form will enable you to request that you be allowed to stay in the graduate program beyond 4 years after completion of your Exam.

 

Exception Request

Use: This form will enable you to request that the Registrar's Office add, drop, withdraw, or change the credit hours for a course after the usual enrollment deadlines have passed. Your request will require approval.

 

Graduation Information

Use: The link above provides access to the full list of forms that may be useful, including those in this list and more.

 

Program of Study - Masters

Program of study form - doctoral

Use: This form provides UW and Psychology an update on your progress towards your degree.  

Notes: Your Program of Study must be filed prior to taking your Preliminary Exams, and must be submitted after or with your Committee Assignment form.  You must have at least 42 credits of coursework (26 of that can be from your master's).  Coursework plus research credits must equal at least 72.

 

Report on Final Examination Form

Use: This document provides UW and Psychology that you have taken your Final Exams. It must filed whether or not you pass or fail. The form must be signed by all members of your committee.

Notes: Bring this form to your final exam!

 

Report of Preliminary Examination (PhD students only)

Use: This document provides UW and Psychology that you have taken your Preliminary Exams. It must filed whether or not you pass or fail. The form must be signed by all members of your committee.

Notes: Bring this form to your prelim exam!

 

Six Year Completion Rule of Master's Degree Petition Instructions

Use: This form will enable you to request that you be allowed to stay in the graduate program beyond the 6 year time limit. Your request will require approval. 

Why: Well, after 6 years you should really be done, but unforeseen circumstance do occur.

 

Thesis/Dissertation Template

Use: This document provides all the information you need for formatting your thesis/dissertation. 

Notes: This is loaded with important information (e.g., margin and font requirements, abstract format, etc.

 
Contact Us

Department of Psychology

1000 E. University Ave

Dept. 3415

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6303

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