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

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

Sum 2014: 1 Aug 2014
Fall 2014: 24 Nov 2014
Winter 2014: 5 Jan 2014
Spr 2015: 20 Apr 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 practice inquiry.

 Graduation Term

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

Spring 2014       May 17, 2014 Saturday
Summer 2014    August 14,2014 Thursday
Fall 2014           December 20, 2014 Saturday
Winter 2014       January 14, 2015 Wednesday