Graduate Students Graduation

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Applications and Deadlines

For Master’s and Doctoral Degree Candidates
Submit your application for graduation the semester before you intend to graduate. Notify your advisor of your intended graduation date.

There are additional deadlines, however, for thesis programs. Thesis deadlines and forms for residential graduate students are listed on the Office of Graduate Programs website.

For Students Pursuing Only a Certificate
If you are not pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree along with your certificate, please submit this application for Graduate Certificate Awarding in the semester you intend to complete the certificate requirements.

December Graduation

Complete application by October 1.

May Graduation

Complete application by March 1.

Commencement Ceremony information

Please use the “Learn More” button to see the schedule and important details regarding the ceremony which will be updated as decisions are finalized.