Graduate Candidate Deadlines
The following documents must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies on or before the dates indicated, for graduation in the specified term. Departments may have additional deadlines.
GO-16MNote: dates occur during the preceding term
Appointment of Thesis Final Oral Examination Committee
To be submitted by the Advisor for all master's students completing theses.
Non-thesis oral examination committees are appointed within the departments only. (See Note 1)
|June 3||Sept. 23||Dec. 2, '13||Mar. 10||June 2|
|Note 2)||June 28||Oct. 4||Jan. 10||April 4||June 27|
Thesis/Dissertation DefenseFor all graduate students completing theses or dissertations. (See Note 3)
|July 12||Nov. 8||Feb. 14||May 9||July 11|
Thesis/Dissertation Submission for
For all graduate students completing theses or dissertations. (See Note 4)
|July 26||Nov. 22||Feb. 28||May 23||July 25|
GO-17Recommendation for the Master's or Doctoral Degree and/or Graduate Certificate Program Completion Form
(These forms not to be handled by students -- Prepared and submitted by the department or doctoral program for all graduate students)
|Aug. 20||Dec. 17||Mar. 25||June 17||Aug. 19|
Early Term Graduation
(for thesis and dissertation students only)
Student who miss the listed Thesis/Dissertation Submission deadline may graduate in the following term without registering in that following term if they submit the completed/defended/approved/formatted thesis/dissertation no later than 5:00 p.m. on the GO-17 deadline (e.g., students who turn in all copies of the thesis after July 26 but no later than 5:00 p.m. August 20, 2013, and have met all other requirements by that date, will graduate in Fall term 2013 without having to register in Fall term; they must be registered in Summer term 2013).
For a non-thesis final oral examination, the oral examination must be held during regular term (during 8-week term for Summer) and at least two weeks before the end of the term.
As a one-time courtesy, students who do not complete degree requirements can have their application for graduation carried forward to a future term (typically the next term, but it could be at maximum up to one year in advance). To request that an application for graduation be carried, students must contact OGS in writing and provide an explanation for the graduation delay. If students do not graduate a second time, the application for graduation will be dropped; they will then need to reapply for graduation by the appropriate deadline (and will be assessed a new $20 fee).
The student must deliver a defense draft of the thesis or dissertation to all members of the approved committee no fewer than 14 days before the oral defense.
Final copies of theses and dissertations must be prepared in compliance with the ETD Formatting Requirements available here.