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Important Degree Dates and Deadlines

Timeline for Master's/Specialist Candidates

To see all required steps to earn your degree, please visit Steps To Your Degree.

EVENT DEADLINE
Submit Masters/Specialist Plan of Study. There are fees associated with this form. Second semester in Residence or your departmental deadline, if earlier

Submit Master's/Specialist Committee Appointment Form in GradPath.

As soon as the Plan of Study has been approved. This form is required whether or not you formed a committee.

Completion of all degree requirements including comprehensive exam, submission of thesis (if archiving), defense/revision of thesis, coursework, etc.

 

OPTIONAL in most departments. If archiving, your thesis submission is also due on this date.

Graduation Term Date
Spring 2015 15 May 2015
Summer 2015 12 Aug 2015
Fall 2015 18 Dec 2015
Winter 2015 12 Jan 2016

Timeline for Doctoral Candidates

To see all required steps to earn your degree, please visit Steps To Your Degree.

EVENT DEADLINE
Submit Plan Of Study in GradPath. Generally by the 3rd semester in Residence, or your departmental deadline - if earlier.
Submit Comp Exam Committee Appointment Form in GradPath. As soon as you have determined who will serve on your committee, and before you begin the written comprehensive exams.
File Announcement of Final Oral Defense At least seven (7) business days prior to the date of the Final Oral Examination.
Complete the Final Oral Examination/Defense. This is the latest date recommended 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.
Graduation Term Date
Spring 2015 20 Apr 2015
Summer 2015 31 Jul 2015
Fall 2015 23 Nov 2015
Winter 2015 5 Jan 2016
Last day to Submit Dissertations* to the Graduate Student Academic Services Office.
* Dissertations or any other doctoral product such as recital or DNP project report.
Graduation Term Date
Spring 2015 4 May 2015
Summer 2015 12 Aug 2015
Fall 2015 7 Dec 2015
Winter 2015 12 Jan 2016

Commencement

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.

TERM COMMENCEMENT DATE
Spring 2015 Saturday, May 16, 2015
Summer 2015 Thursday, August 13, 2015
Fall 2015 Friday, December 18, 2015
Winter 2015 Wednesday, January 14, 2016
Last updated 4 Aug 2015