Student Resources


Common Graduate Student Forms

Degree Plan Templates - current degree plan templates for graduate programs are listed on the concentration pages (click on your concentration area)

Graduate School Forms

Participation in Proposal Defense

Participation in Final Defense

Important Guides

So who do I ask? - a quick guide for graduate students

Master's Handbook

Doctoral Handbook

Department Course Rotation
   * changes in schedule are always possible - check the Schedule of Classes for definitive information or contact the department


Need Help Paying for Travel?

APA Handout

Doctoral Student Milestones and Dissertation Structure

Doctoral Core Exam Content Areas

Rights of Students

Need Extra Help?

Graduate Student Success Manual

Graduate School Workshops

Learning Center

Writing and Grammar Tips

Quick Links

Registration and Schedule of Classes

Adding, Dropping, or Wait-Listing a Class - step by step instructions with screenshots

UNT Bookstore

UNT Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

For Current TF/TA/GSAs

Graduate Life - Teaching Assistants - information about assistantships, including the Teaching Excellence Handbook, benefits, and resources

Teaching Excellence Seminar - registration information for the seminar held before each fall and spring semester, see upcoming events at the link

Teaching Excellence Handbook

Teaching Resources for Engaged Educators (TREE)

EPSY Assistantship Handbook

Professional Organizations

American Educational Research Association (AERA) - Founded in 1916, AERA is a national research society that strives to advance knowledge about education, scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes improved education through research to serve the public good. There are 12 divisions and over 160 special interest groups (SIGs). Annual meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research.

American Psychological Association (APA) - The American Psychological Association was founded in 1892 with 31 members and grew quickly after World War II. Today, APA has nearly 130,000 members and 54 divisions in subfields of psychology. The association aspires to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science. APA members are doctoral-level psychologists in academic research, private psychology practice, K-12 schools, hospitals, the armed forces, court systems, prisons, business and industry. Doctoral-level psychologist holds a PhD, PsyD or EdD. APA affiliate and associate members include psychology students, teachers of psychology and other mental health professionals, and psychologists who live outside of the United States and Canada.

Association for Psychological Science (APS) - The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level through promoting, protecting, and advancing the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare. Founded in 1988, the association provides an alternative to the APA by focusing more on research than clinical interests of psychologists.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education. More than 28,000 members, CEC seeks to impact policy and research regarding education for children and youth with exceptionalities. In addition to ensuring the needs of children and youth with exceptionalities are met in educational legislation, the council establishes professional standards for the field and develops initiatives to improve special education practice. CEC holds an annual conference.

International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR) - Founded in 2000, ISIR is the focal scientific society for the world's researchers on human intelligence. The society seeks to promote and facilitate the communication of scientific research into the causes, nature, and implications of individual differences in cognition. It publishes the leading journal in the field (Intelligence), and hosts an annual conference that rotates continents.

International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID) - ISSID was founded in 1983 to foster research on individual differences in temperament, intelligence, attitudes, and abilities. The aim of the society is to investigate the major dimensions of individual differences in the context of experimental, physiological, pharmacological, clinical, medical, genetical, statistical and social psychology. It further aims to seek the determinants, causes, and concomitants of individual differences, using concepts derived from these disciplines. Meetings are held biennially. 

National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) - The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Annual meetings are usually co-located with the AERA annual meeting.

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) - The Society for Research in Child Development promotes interdisciplinary research on infant, child, and adolescent development in diverse contexts and across a life-long trajectory; fosters the exchange of information among scientists and research consumers world wide; and fosters applications of research-based knowledge. The study of development entails understanding biological, interpersonal, and societal processes affecting physical, social/emotional, and cognitive change, including health, educational, clinical, and other perspectives. Meetings are held biennially. (In 2017, the meeting will be held in Austin, TX, April 6-8)

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) - Seeks to advance and disseminate research on causal effects of education practices, interventions, programs, and policies. The Society aims to: (1) increase the capacity to design and conduct investigations that have a strong basis for causal inference, (2) bring together individuals investigating cause-and-effect relations in education, and (3) promote the understanding and use of scientific evidence to improve education decisions and outcomes. The society holds two conferences annually.

Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA) - SERA is a regional educational research association dedicated to furthering the advancement of research in education. SERA has an annual meeting each year for three days in which professionals share research findings and ideas in a conference setting. SERA is also committed to furthering the education of graduate students by providing educational resources, mentorship, and opportunities to present papers at the annual conference. For several years now, a large contingent of UNT doctoral students have attended the SERA annual meeting. Conferences are usually held in Texas or New Orleans, LA.