Advising and Commonly Used Forms

ETM Program Advising

ETM students are assigned a faculty advisor during their first semester. Faculty advisors assist with course selection as a student develops their Program of Study (POS). Faculty advisors also help with POS revisions, course content questions, and other professional development and career planning matters. To find out who your faculty advisor is, please contact the ETM program coordinator at

Below are the most commonly used graduate program forms. Each form is completed and signed by the student. Students do not need to obtain any other signatures. Students send their filled out forms to  for final processing and submission to the university.

Graduate Forms

All the forms listed below can be found on the Graduate School website. Go to ‘Forms’ in the left-hand menu.

Please download the forms to your computer before filling them out. Depending upon your browser, forms may not automatically download and sometimes may be non-functional if viewed in your browser.

We recommend you download the latest version of Adobe Reader to view and download the PDF forms. The program is free and will allow you to use editable PDF forms.

For questions, email or call 509-335-6424. When emailing with questions, please put “Form Question“ in the subject line and include your student ID number in your email.

Program of Study (POS)

Students should submit their POS by the end of their second class but no later than the completion of 12 credits. Discuss your plan with your faculty advisor and then fill out the POS form.

Note that a pre-requisite to EM580 or EM585, is an undergraduate level statistics course.

Program of Study Planning

Work with your faculty advisor to create an academic plan for your degree documented in the Program of Study (POS) (see graduate form above). The POS must meet the program requirements in effect at the time the POS is officially approved. The ETM long-term schedule is an important part of that planning. Please note that the schedule is subject to change but provides a reasonable starting point.

As you plan your POS, consider earning a certificate to accentuate your focus area (e.g., Industrial Leadership, Project Management, Systems Engineering Management, etc.). Graduate certificates demonstrate your expertise in a subject area. Be sure to discuss certificate options with your faculty advisor and incorporate the appropriate courses into your POS. View the ETM graduate certificates.

POS Change

If a student deviates from his/her finalized POS, a Change of Program form must be completed prior to applying for graduation.

Graduate Leave

Students that are unable to take at least one class for one or more semesters are required to fill out the Graduate Student Leave form. Students who do not complete a Graduate Student Leave form for an absence will have to apply for re-enrollment or reapply to the program depending on the length of absence.

Final Semester

Students are required to complete the final capstone EM701 course in the final semester of their graduate program prior to graduation. Students demonstrate mastery in the six core areas of the program in EM701; therefore, we recommend that students should complete their six core courses prior to the final semester of the program. Students that complete more than one course a semester may complete an elective course or a second core course in one area in the final semester along with EM701.