Policies & Procedures
Welcome to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Here you will find university policies, with links to rules, procedures, guidelines, forms and other helpful information for graduate students at the University of Louisville.
General Procedural Information and Policies
Answers to Student Questions
Deadlines for Master's and Doctoral Degrees
Deadlines for submitting applications for degree programs. A listing of each program.
Guide to the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations
The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies submits your dissertation to the University Library to be bound and shelved for public use. Learn more about submitting, publishing, copyright registration, and other information.
Honorary Degree Guidelines (pdf)
From the By-Laws of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, passed by the Board of Trustees in July, 2008
SIGS By-Laws and Minimum Guidelines for Graduate Education (SharePoint site)
By-Laws and guidelines for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies approved by the Board of Trustees
Minimum Guidelines for Graduate Education for Individual Units (SharePoint site)
Unit guidelines are approved by the Graduate Council and based upon the minimum standards set by SIGS
Doctoral Student Resources
Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)
The SED gathers information annually from over 40,000 new U.S. research doctorate graduates about their educational histories, funding sources, and post-doctoral plans.
This site is a major resource for copyright information. It includes the key publications of the copyright office, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the home pages of other copyright-related organizations; the latest copyright regulations; a link to online copyright records cataloged since 1978.
Special Facilities and Services
Get information on University Libraries, University Archives and Records Center, Information Technology Services, International Center, Residence Facilities, Student Health and Insurance, Student Services, Student Life, and Disability Resource Center
Diploma (Office of the Registrar Website) Diplomas will arrive at the Registrar's Office approximately six to eight weeks after the end of each term/semester. A notification will be sent to all graduates when diplomas arrive and are ready to be picked up at the Office of the Registrar, LL33 Houchens Hall, or you may request to have it mailed to you.
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