Forms and Instructions

Below is a list of common forms for Applied Physics students at Rice.

Candidacy Information and Forms

Thesis Instructions and Forms

The Candidacy, Thesis, and more forms can be found in the form library on the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) website at Please refer to the GPS site for additional information.

NOTE: If you request an extension of time to candidacy and your defense will not be completed by your specified time boundary, you need to also request an extension of time to defense.

When submitting your thesis online at, please use the following information for the Affiliation section

  • School: Interdisciplinary
  • Graduate Program: Applied Physics
  • Degree: either M.S. (Master of Science) or Ph.D. (Doctoral) depending on which degree you are having conferred at the time.

Other Forms and Instructions