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.

Events for Current Students
February 11: From Dissertation to Book, on Southeast Asia across Disciplines

When: 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 11, 2022

Where: Online. Register for this webinar.

You’ve made it through your PhD and have a dissertation poised to become your first book. Congratulations! But how to make that transformation happen? What needs to change, to ensure your manuscript takes on the look and feel of a book rather than a dissertation? What should your proposal address, and what are the steps after that? And especially challenging for area specialists: how can you ensure your book both meets disciplinary (or inter/cross-disciplinary) norms, including checking the relevant boxes for tenure and promotion in your department, and appeals to area-studies audiences or to readers in the region? In this panel, we will hear best practices and tips from two editors with academic presses, as well as insights from two recent dissertation-book authors.



  • Nerve V. Macaspac Assistant Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs, College of Staten Island, CUNY

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.


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.