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 2018||May 2018||September 2018|
|Official graduation date:||January 25, 2018||May 20, 2018||September 25, 2018|
|Diploma application due in the College Graduate Office:†||November 1, 2017||March 31, 2018||July 1, 2018|
|Thesis proposal submission:||August 31, 2017||December 15, 2018||May 11, 2018|
|Thesis defense:*||December 22, 2017||April 20, 2018||August 17, 2018|
|Approved and signed thesis to be turned in:||January 5, 2018||April 27, 2018||August 24, 2018|
|Dissertation due to student’s research committee:||
Two weeks before the defense date.
|Diploma application due in the department/division office:†||November 1, 2017||March 31, 2018||July 1, 2018|
|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 22, 2017||April 13, 2018||August 17, 2018|
|Approved and signed dissertations due in the department/division office: §||January 5, 2018||April 20, 2018||August 24, 2018|
‡ 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.