Graduate Program Deadlines
The following deadlines apply to students who anticipate receiving their advanced degrees at the time indicated. Departments/divisions may impose additional requirements and more stringent deadlines. All graduate students must be registered for 2 credits both during the semester in which requirements are completed and during the preceding semester.
|Graduation schedules:||January 2016||May 2016||September 2016|
|Official graduation date:||January 25, 2016||May 15, 2016||September 25, 2016|
|Diploma application due in the College Graduate Office:†||November 1, 2015||February 1, 2016||July 1, 2016|
|Thesis proposal submission:||August 31, 2015||December 18, 2015||May 6, 2016|
|Thesis defense:*||December 24, 2015||April 15, 2016||August 19, 2016|
|Approved and signed thesis to be turned in:||January 4, 2016||April 22, 2016||August 26, 2016|
|Dissertation prospectus due to student’s research committee:||Two weeks before the defense date.|
|Diploma application due in the department/division office:†||November 1, 2015||February 1, 2016||July 1, 2016|
|Dissertation abstract (350 words) due in the department/division office:||At least three weeks before the Final Oral Examination date.|
|Schedule of Final Oral Examination due in the department/division office:‡||Two weeks before the Final Oral Examination date.|
|Last date to hold Final Oral Examination:||December 24, 2015||April 8, 2016||August 19, 2016|
|Approved and signed dissertations due in the department/division office: §||January 4, 2016||April 15, 2016||August 26, 2016|
* Thesis defense must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of defense date. A Master’s Thesis Announcement Document must be submitted to the department/division.
† The diploma application is valid only for the graduation date specified; a new application must be filed if the student does not graduate as planned.
‡ All committee members must sign that they have read the dissertation.
§ All PhD degree requirements are complete only when both copies of the dissertation have been approved by the department/division and accepted by the library.