Resources for Current Students

Workshops & Events  

Note: Please visit our Dissertation & Thesis page to register for virtual help sessions with the Graduate School and University Libraries.

Every Thursday: Graduate Student Support Group

The Graduate Student Support Group meets every Thursday afternoon on Zoom.

The group helps graduate students make connections, gain support and navigate their stress.

Please email the group's leader, Dr. Laura Longo, at [email protected] for more information.

April 15-23: Writing Publishable Research Papers

Come to learn the ingredients and recipes for writing publishable research papers from reviewers and editors for refereed/peer-reviewed journals. This discussion forum is open to all UAlbany students.

Social Sciences

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021

Where: Online. Register for the virtual event.

Panelists: Dr. Aaron Benavot (School of Education)
Dr. Pinka Chatterji (Economics)
Dr. Walter Little (Anthropology)
Dr. Katherine Trent (Sociology)
Dr. Meredith Weiss (Political Science, Rockefeller College)



When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2021

Where: Online. Register for the virtual event.

Panelists: Dr. Glyne Griffith (English)
Dr. Nadieszda Kizenko (History)
Dr. Lotfi Sayahi (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)



When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021

Where: Online. Register for the virtual event.

Panelists: Dr. Melinda Larsen (Biological Sciences)
Dr. Igor Lednev (Chemistry)
Dr. Louise-Anne McNutt (Institute for Health and Environment)
Dr. Ryan Torn (Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences)
Dr. Christine Wagner (Behavioral Neuroscience)

University Resources 

Please visit the University's Current Students page for quick links to frequently visited websites, forms and other online resources available to all currently enrolled students. 

Visit the Graduate Policies page for quick links within the Graduate Bulletin.

Download and read a copy of the Graduate Student Guidebook here. 

Use your email address to access your free membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.



If you encounter a problem completing a form, please email the Graduate School at [email protected].


Graduation and Degree Award Application 

The University’s programs vary in pace and individualization. As a result, graduate students who are entering their expected final term of study for a degree must submit a degree award application to become a degree candidate. 

UAlbany uses degree award applications to audit students’ academic records to ensure degree clearance, order diplomas and identify students for Commencement purposes. 

You should submit a degree award application on MyUAlbany at the beginning of the semester in which you anticipate graduating. 

To participate in Commencement ceremonies and events, your degree award application must be received within the submission window detailed on the Academic Calendar

Please review the Graduate Bulletin's Degree Application Policies and the Registrar’s Degree Application page for more information. 

Note: Some academic departments require students to complete their program in a specific allotted time. The University statute of limitations policy for all other programs is as follows: 

  • Certificate programs: Six years 

  • Master’s programs: Six years 

  • Doctoral programs: Eight years 

Supplemental Program Applications 

Graduate students may be eligible to earn subordinate degrees within their disciplines. For example, students pursuing doctoral programs can also pursue master's degrees within their department.  

To activate a subordinate degree program, students need to submit a request in one of two ways: 

There is a $20 fee associated with a supplemental program application. Students will receive a confirmation email once their application is processed. 

Note: The supplemental program application can only be submitted for subordinate degrees within your department. You must submit a standard Graduate School application for programs outside of your department. 

Please review the Graduate Bulletin to determine if your discipline offers subordinate degrees within your department.