Dates, Deadlines, and Procedures
Procedures for Graduate Degrees and Graduation
|Procedure||Under Direction of||Date|
|Selection of an Advisor||Department Chair||Varies by program|
|Selection of a Committee||Advisor||Varies by program|
|Request for Transfer Credit||Advisor, Department Chair, Dean of Academic College/Division, Dean of Graduate School||Within 1st year of program enrollment, prior to submission of program of study|
|Preliminary Examinations||Department Chair or Advisor||Not required by some programs|
|Final Program of Study if required/Admission to Candidacy||Advisor, Department Chair, Dean of Academic College/Division, Dean of Graduate School||If required, no later than 8/4/23 (Fall); 12/15/23 (Spring); 5/3/24 (Summer)* -- Classified status required|
|Final Verification of DegreeWorks Audit||Advisor, Program Director, or Chair||Final Semester|
|Comprehensive Examinations||Advisor or Department Chair||Varies by program|
|Application for Graduation||Graduate School||No later than 9/11/23 (Fall), 2/5/24 (Spring), and 5/17/24 (Summer)**|
|Thesis or Dissertation Final Draft to Committee||Student and Advisor||No later than 2 weeks prior to oral defense|
|Thesis or Dissertation Defense||Advisor, Committee, and Dean of Graduate School||No later than 11/17/23 (Fall); 4/12/24 (Spring); 7/12/24 (Summer)|
|Oral Examinations (Non-thesis/Non-Dissertation)||Advisor||Grade to be submitted according to semester closing date.|
|Submission of Final Thesis/Dissertation||Dean of Graduate School||Within 2 weeks following oral examination for thesis/dissertation|
Dates subject to change.
The submission date is defined as: the date the program of study is submitted to the Graduate School with all student, department, and college signatures.
Graduation Application due 5/17/24 for August (Summer) - If you wish to have your name included in the commencement program, you must observe the date listed in the university's academic calendar (3/26/24); see above link.