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|
|Initial Program of Study||Advisor, Department Chair, Dean of Academic College/Division, Dean of Graduate School||No later than 10/14/22 (Fall) or 3/15/23 (Spring) upon completion of 18 credit hours|
|Final Program of Study/Admission to Candidacy||Advisor, Department Chair, Dean of Academic College/Division, Dean of Graduate School||No later than 8/5/22 (Fall); 12/16/22 (Spring); 5/5/23 (Summer)* -- Classified status required|
|Comprehensive Examinations||Advisor or Department Chair||Varies by program|
|Application for Graduation||Graduate School||No later than 9/6/22 (Fall); 1/30/23 (Spring); 5/19/23 (Summer)**|
|Thesis or Dissertation Final Draft to Committee||Student and Advisor||No later than 2 weeks prior to oral defense|
|Thesis or Dissertation Defense/Oral Examination (Non-Thesis)||Advisor, Committee, and Dean of Graduate School||No later than 11/18/22 (Fall); 4/14/23 (Spring); 7/14/23 (Summer)|
|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 5/19/23 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 (3/27/23); see above link.