To officially add the Ph.D. Emphasis in Global Studies:
- Download "Change of Degree Status Petition" from the Graduate Division's website.
- Under "ADD the following Credential, Emphasis, or Certificate" list "Ph.D. Emphasis in Global Studies." Complete all required fields and sign form.
- Take completed change of status petition to your home department chair or faculty graduate advisor (not the GPA staff advisor) for approval and signature.
- Email Dr. Jan Nederveen-Pieterse (firstname.lastname@example.org) to setup a time to meet with him. He will then approve/deny and sign the petition as the Interdisciplinary Emphasis Advisor.
- International Students using a non-immigrant visa also need approval and a signature from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) representative.
- Scan/copy the original approved, signed, and completed change of status petition, then bring (SSMS 2008) or email a copy to the Global Staff Graduate Program Advisor (GPA) for filing in Global Studies.
- Take the completed change of status petition to the Cashier's Office (1212 SAASB), pay the $20 petition fee, and save the receipt.
- Take cashier's receipt and completed change of status petition to the Graduate Division for the final approval and signature, to officially add the global emphasis.
To complete the Global Studies Ph.D. Emphasis Checksheet:
- Contact the Global Staff Graduate Program Advisor (GPA) to acquire the Global Studies Ph.D. Emphasis Checksheet.
- Once all emphasis courses/requirements have been satisfied, fill out the emphasis checksheet. Email the Interdisciplinary Emphasis Advisor, Dr. Jan Nederveen-Pieterse (email@example.com) and cc the staff Graduate Advisor for approval if you want to use a course not listed within the “Ph.D. Emphasis – Courses Offered” website: http://www.global.ucsb.edu/phd/emphasis/courses
- The Global GPA will forward the completed checksheet to Dr. Jan Nederveen-Pieterse for final approval and signature.
- Lastly, the Global GPA will scan the signed document and email a copy to the student, then forward to the Graduate Division for final processing (for the global emphasis to be added to your diploma).