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Graduate Graduation Deadlines

Schedule of Deadlines for Master's, Specialist and Doctoral Students

Semester of Degree Completion (Graduation) Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019
Classes Begin May 14 Aug. 20 Jan. 7 May 13 Aug. 26
Last day for filing an Application for Graduation June 15 Aug. 31 Jan. 18 June 14 Sept. 6
Last day for filing Doctoral dissertation proposal for current semester graduation May 4 Aug. 3 Dec. 7 May 3 Aug. 2
Last day for requesting defense of Doctoral dissertation June 15 Oct. 19 March 15 June 14 Oct. 25
Nominations due for Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence n/a Oct. 19 March 15 n/a Oct. 25
Last day for defense of Doctoral dissertation June 29 Nov. 2 March 29 June 28 Nov. 8
Last day for filing Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation July 6 Nov. 9 April 5 July 5 Nov. 15
Nominations due for Outstanding Dissertation/Thesis n/a Nov. 9 April 5 n/a Nov. 15
Last day for filing results of Master’s and Specialist’s written comprehensive examination July 6 Nov. 9 April 5 July 5 Nov. 15
All degrees conferred Aug. 3 Dec. 7 May 3 Aug. 2 Dec. 13
Commencement Ceremony no ceremony Dec. 7 May 3 no ceremony  Dec. 13
All grades due Aug. 8 Dec. 12 May 8  Aug. 7 Dec. 18
Summer graduation applications only          
Last day for filing Summer Application for Graduation to guarantee student name in Spring Commencement Program Feb. 16, 2018    Feb. 15    
Transcripts available with final degree Aug. 27 Jan. 22, 2019 June 10  Sept. 3 Jan. 21, 2020
Diplomas available with degree Sept. 10 Feb. 5 June 24  Sept. 17 Feb. 4