human-factors College of Design

Human Factors and Ergonomics

GDP - GPAS Information


Filing Your Degree Plan - GPAS


Students entering Fall 2016 or later will no longer use the Graduate Degree Plan form. Students will now begin using the online GPAS system to build and submit a plan for approval. Click here for instructions.


However, students should continue to use the appropriate planning document when disussing their program with their advisor. Once approved by the advisor, it should be submitted to the Graduate Program Coordinator. See below for forms.


Transfer Credits: Please do NOT use the GPAS planner for transfer credits; instead download the form here. Once you have the required signatures, submit the form and a copy of the transcript to the Graduate Program Coordinator.


Coursework appearing in the “Courses Not Allocated” section of your GPAS record need approval to move them to the correct requirement. Dowload here. Please submit this to the Graduate Program Coordinator (hardcopy preferred) once you have obtained signature.  If you need to move a course for a declared minor, you must contact that program’s Director of Graduate Studies or Graduate Program Coordinator. 



Filing Your Degree Plan - For Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016


For students enter the program before Fall 2016, continue to use the planning documents and the Graduate Degree Plan form (see below).


The Graduate Degree Plan form is an interactive .pdf document located on the Graduate School website. For Doctoral students: Graduate Degree Plan


Planning Documents


Master of Science Plan A Planning Document

Master of Science Plan C Planning Document

Doctor of Philosophy Planning Document (admission prior to 2016)

Doctor of Philosophy Planning Document (admission 2016 or later)



Annual Academic Progress Review (October-November each year)

Annual Academic Progress Review


Changing Adviser or Committee Members

Change of Adviser

Change of Committee


HumF 5193 Directed Study requires a contract.



For PhD Students: Registering for Dissertation Credits prior to passing Preliminary Oral Examination

Dissertation Contract

Human Factors and Ergonomics
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