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Graduate Graduation Deadlines

Schedule of Deadlines for Masters, Specialist and Doctoral Students

Semester of Degree Completion (Graduation) Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Classes Begin Aug. 21 Jan. 8 May 14 Aug. 20 Jan. 7
Last day for filing an Application for Graduation Sept. 1 Jan. 19 June 15 Aug. 31 Jan. 18
Last day for filing Doctoral dissertation proposal for current semester graduation Aug. 4 Dec. 8 May 4 Aug. 3 Dec. 7
Last day for requesting defense of Doctoral dissertation Oct. 20 March 16 June 15 Oct. 19 March 15
Nominations due for Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence Oct. 20 March 16 n/a Oct. 19 March 15
Last day for defense of Doctoral dissertation Nov. 3 March 30 June 29 Nov. 2 March 29
Last day for filing Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Nov. 10 April 6 July 6 Nov. 9 April 5
Nominations due for Outstanding Dissertation/Thesis Nov. 10 April 6 n/a Nov. 9 April 5
Last day for filing results of Master’s and Specialist’s written comprehensive examination Nov. 10 April 6 July 6 Nov. 9 April 5
All degrees conferred Dec. 8 May 4 Aug. 3 Dec. 7 May 3
Commencement Ceremony Dec. 8 May 4 no ceremony Dec. 7 May 3
All grades due Dec. 13 May 9 Aug. 8 Dec. 12 May 8
Summer graduation applications only          
Last day for filing Summer Application for Graduation to guarantee student name in Spring Commencement Program     Feb. 16, 2018    
Transcripts available with final degree Jan. 16, 2018 June 11 Aug. 27 Jan. 22, 2019 June 10
Diplomas available with degree Jan. 30, 2018 June 25 Sept. 10 Feb. 5 June 24