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Resources for Current Students

BMG students will find links to graduate program information and downloadable forms that will be needed at certain points during your graduate careers. These forms/documents will be updated as necessary so please check back periodically.  Please note that a copy of each form needs to be kept in your folder in the GEMS administrative office.

General Information


First Year Students


Second Year and Beyond


Graduation Information

  • Thesis Manual (on Gradutate College Site)
    Before you can graduate, your thesis committee needs to agree that you are ready to write up your thesis and defend it (this meeting is referred to as a Pre-hearing). For information about the expectations for what your thesis/dissertation should include, please refer to the BCMG Graduate Program Overview (see above). To make sure that your thesis format fits the Graduate College Guidelines, please download the Thesis Manual from the UIC Graduate College site.

  • Graduation Information (on Graduate College Site)
    When you are ready to graduate, you need to file an intent to graduate with the Graduate College at the beginning of the semester.

  • Committee Recommendation Form
    IMPORTANT: please remember that you will need to complete the graduate college's Committee Recommendation Form at least three weeks before your exam date.