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PhD Students Receiving a Transitional Master's Degree 

Some PhD programs offer students the option to receive a Master’s degree during their PhD program after completing the necessary academic requirements. If you are a PhD student planning to receive your transitional Master's degree and continue on in your program to receive your PhD at a later date, you can use the following instructions to apply to graduate for your Master's degree only: 

  1. To apply to graduate, either log in to https://my.uchicago.edu (under the My Academics tab) or visit https://applytograduate.uchicago.edu
  2. Click or hover over “Academics” and select “My Academics”
  3. You should see a page labeled “Summary” or “Plan Program Information” and see a pencil/editing icon
  4. Click the pencil/editing icon to update the graduation quarter to the quarter you expect to receive your transitional MS
  5. Once you update your expected graduation date to the quarter you expect to receive your transitional MS, click the "Submit Your Application" link 
  6. You will see a link to appy for both your MS and PhD or just one
  7. Select the MS only 
  8. Complete the required fields in your application to graduate
  9. When you have successfully submitted your application to graduate, return to the screen that shows your expected graduation date
  10. Update your expected graduation date to reflect the quarter you expect to receive your PhD