Workshops & Events
Note: Please visit our Dissertation & Thesis page to register for virtual help sessions with the Graduate School and University Libraries.
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 @albany.edu email address to access your free membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity or VersatilePhD.
Career and Professional Development
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Graduate Students Facebook Group
Graduate Students Library Guide
Information Technology Services (ITS) askIT
Institute for Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership (ITLAL)
International Student and Scholar Services
Lower Lab (University Library)
SUNY Center for Professional Development
Teacher Certification Information
University Libraries' Guide for Practicing Academic Integrity
If you encounter a problem completing the forms below, please email the Graduate School at [email protected].
Request to Use Graduate Coursework Completed During Undergraduate Status
Transfer Credit Request Form for Master's and Certificate Students
Admission to Candidacy Form for Doctoral Students — This form must be signed by the department before being submitted to the Graduate School at [email protected]
Reduced Course Load Form for Graduate, Teaching and Research Project Assistants (Word) — This form must be submitted to the Graduate School at [email protected].
Reduced Course Load Form for Graduate, Teaching and Research Project Assistants (PDF) — This form must be submitted to 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:
Apply via MyUAlbany. Click the Graduate Education tab and find the Supplemental Program Application link on the menu to the left.
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.