Department Staff - Graduate Program Coordinator
Krista is the heart of the graduate programs for the USU Psychology Department. She is the source of information for everything related to admissions and registering for classes to proposing and defending thesis and dissertations. Krista is an expert regarding graduation, internship and everything in between. Please utilize the information on this page to stay up-to-date with department policies, forms, and information on academics.
Please utilize the directions and links below to begin the process for your master’s thesis. Students are responsible for accessing and digitally submitting the forms via the graduate school website. Any questions regarding thesis and dissertations should be directed to Krista.
Before Thesis/Dissertation Proposal
- Following a student’s third semester:
- Submit Supervisory Committee Approval Form
- Submit Program of Study
At Thesis/Dissertation Proposal
- Within seven days of successful proposal
- Submit thesis/dissertation title page to Krista via email to route for electronic signatures
After Thesis/Dissertation Proposal
- Three months prior to defense:
- For Thesis: Submit the Thesis Project Approval Form after successful proposal and IRB or IACUC approval (if necessary)
- For Dissertations: Submit the Application for Candidacy Form after successful proposal and IRB or IACUC approval (if necessary)
Before Thesis/Dissertation Defense
- Ten business days prior to defense
- Submit Appointment for Examination Form
- Submit Thesis Title Page
After Thesis/Dissertation Defense
- Ten business days before submitting thesis for finalization:
- Submit Authorship and Copyright Form
- Submit Format and Style Form
- Submit thesis to Krista by email for formatting review
Frequently Asked Questions
Tuition awards cover the cost of tuition, but do not cover accompanying fees or out-of-pocket insurance costs. Students in the Psychology Department’s School Psychology EdS Program may qualify for a one-year, out-of-state tuition waiver for their first year of education, but do not receive a full tuition award.
- Utah Resident: Tuition awards covering 100% of university tuition costs associated with program of study during the length of the program will be provided by the institution.
- Nonresident: In addition to covering resident (in-state) tuition, in a student's first year, the Department of Psychology tuition award will cover the non-resident portion of the university tuition. However, domestic, non-resident Department of Psychology students are expected to become residents of the State of Utah after their first 12 months on campus. Thus, the non-resident portion of the university tuition will not be awarded to domestic students after their first year. Residency requirements are outlined here.
- The Department of Psychology tuition award pays non-resident and resident tuition costs for international students associated with program of study during the length of the program will be provided by the institution.
- International students are responsible for paying the international student orientation fee.
- The student is responsible to pay for any differential tuition charges after 12 credits in a semester.
Program of Study:
- Tuition awards may only be applied towards credits for courses listed on the student's program of study.
- Tuition awards are traditionally not approved for summer courses. However, students are eligible to request tuition award coverage for summer courses at the point of registration.
- Students are responsible for the payment of all student fees. Additional course or program fees such as online surcharges for non-residents are included in this responsibility.
- Tuition awards will not be applied to credit for courses added after the fifteenth day of the term.
- To remain active, students must be full-time students as defined by the university catalog, during fall and spring semesters.