Degree Audit Dates

Master's/Specialist Candidates

Submit Masters/Specialist Plan of Study. There are fees associated with this form.

2nd Semester in Residence or your departmental deadline, if earlier

Degree Requirements
All degree requirements must be met by this date (including comprehensive exam, submission of thesis if archiving, defense/revision of thesis, coursework, etc.)


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Graduation Term

Fall 2014: 19 Dec 2014
Winter 2014: 13 Jan 2015
Spr 2015: 15 May 2015
Sum 2015: 12 Aug 2015

Doctoral Candidates

Last day suggested to take the Final Oral Examination/Defense in order to meet the dissertation* submission deadline below.  Defending after this date leaves less time for final revisions before the submission can be made. The Announcement of Final Oral Defense is due at least seven (7) working days prior to the date of the examination.

Graduation Term

Fall 2014: 24 Nov 2014
Winter 2014: 5 Jan 2015
Spr 2015: 20 Apr 2015
Sum 2015: 31 July 2015

Last day to Submit Dissertations* to the Graduate Student Academic Services Office.

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*Dissertations or any other doctoral product such as recital or DNP project report.

Graduation Term

Fall 2014: 8 Dec 2014
Winter 2014: 13 Jan 2015
Spr 2015: 4 May 2015
Sum 2015: 12 Aug 2015

Commencement Program

The University holds its Commencement ceremony once a year in May. Students graduating in August or December may be included in the Commencement program in the preceding May by special request. Please contact your degree counselor to make the request.

Degree Award Date:

Fall 2014 December 19, 2014 Friday
Winter 2014 January 15, 2015 Wenesday
Spring 2015 May 16, 2015 Saturday
Summer 2015 August 13, 2015 Thursday