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Graduate Graduation Deadlines

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

Semester of Degree Completion (Graduation)

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Classes Begin

Jan. 11

May 17

Aug. 23

Jan. 10

May 16

Last day for filing an Application for Graduation

Jan. 22

June 18

Sept. 3

Jan. 21

June 17

Last day for filing Doctoral dissertation proposal for current semester graduation

Dec. 11 (2020)

May 7

Aug. 6

Dec. 10 (2021)

May 6

Last day for requesting defense of Doctoral dissertation

March 19

June 18

Oct. 22

March 18

June 17

Nominations due for Graduate Dean's Citation for Excellence

March 19

n/a

Oct. 22

March 18

n/a

Last day for defense of Doctoral dissertation

April 2

July 2

Nov. 5

April 1

July 1

Last day for filing Master’s Thesis, Doctoral Scholarly Project and Doctoral Dissertation

April 9

July 9

Nov. 12

April 8

July 8

Nominations due for Outstanding Dissertation/Thesis

April 9

n/a

Nov. 12

April 8

n/a

Last day for filing results of Master’s and Specialist’s written comprehensive examination

April 9

July 9

Nov. 12

April 8

July 8

All degrees conferred

May 7

Aug. 6

Dec. 10

May 6

Aug. 5

Commencement Ceremony

May 7

no ceremony

Dec. 10

May 6

no ceremony

All grades due

May 12

Aug. 11

Dec. 15

May 11

Aug. 10 

Summer graduation applications only

         

Last day for filing Summer Application for Graduation to guarantee student name in Spring Commencement Program

Feb. 12

Feb. 11

Transcripts available with final degree

June 14

Sept. 7

Jan. 18, 2022

June 13

 Sept. 6

Diplomas available with degree

June 28

Sept. 20

Feb. 1, 2022

June 27

 Sept. 19