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GDPE Graduation Requirements are outlined below. The Graduate School has specific requirements online. Refer to both sources for complete information.

Complete the following for graduation:

  • Complete GS25 (Printable Instructions)
    •  Review your program of study on RamWeb to make sure that all of the credits you proposed have been taken.
    • If there are credits missing, review your unofficial transcript on RamWeb to identify which credits were taken instead.
    •  Work on a draft copy of your GS25 to drop credits that your did not take and add credits your took instead. Note: if you took additional courses beyond those you proposed on your GS6, you are not required to add them to your GS25.
    •  Write in the following for Departmental Requirements: “Completed exit interview” Note: You are responsible for GDPE departmental requirements, not those of your advising department
    • Save this draft to pdf and email draft copy to Dr. Neuwald ( You will be notified to make corrections, if necessary.
    •  Once you receive approval from Dr. Neuwald, go to RamWeb and submit your on-line GS25 (info here).
    •  Print out your completed form and sign it, have your advisor sign it, then bring it to Dawn Koschnitzki (Johnson 102). She will review it & sign the “Department Head” line. Note: DO NOT have your advising department chair sign the “Department Head” line!!!
    • Deliver your signed copy to the Graduate School (108 Student Services Building).
  • GDPE Student Survey
  • Graduate School Form GS25B using Program Code ECOL-MS or ECOL-PhD, Department: GDPE
  • Submit the first slide of presentation to Defense Seminar Announcement Upload
  • Submit an event to the CSU events calendar – See screenshot below for visual instructions of how to list event so it will appear on the GDPE and upcoming defenses websites
Screenshot - Event Calendar Submission