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Graduation & Commencement Information

Welcome to the 2014-2015 College of Engineering Graduation website for graduate students! Here you can find all of the information you need related to your upcoming graduation.

Graduating?

It is expected that students applying for graduation have met all degree requirements and are eligible for graduation from the College of Engineering.

PhD Graduation Requirements

  • Students must complete their required academic program with a GPA of at least 3.0 to graduate. This includes coursework taken after matriculation applicable to the degree sought and any previous courses submitted in fulfillment of program requirements.
  • Students must be registered for either a course or at least 2 credits of research/dissertation in the semester or summer session in which they complete degree requirements, as well as the preceding semester.
  • Students should visit the Graduate Program Deadlines section of the Engineering Bulletin for more information on the timeline for defending and submitting their dissertation.
  • Students should consult with their department coordinator for any further requirements, procedures, and deadlines which may affect their graduation eligibility.

M.S. & M.Eng Graduation Requirements

  • Students must complete their required academic program with a GPA of at least 3.0 to graduate. This includes coursework taken after matriculation applicable to the degree sought and any previous courses submitted in fulfillment of program requirements.
  • Students must be registered for either a course or at least 2 credits of research/thesis in the semester or summer session in which they complete degree requirements, as well as the preceding semester.
  • Students must submit a complete and signed Program Planning Sheet to be uploaded with their Graduation Application.
  • M.S. thesis students should visit the Graduate Program Deadlines section of the Engineering Bulletin for more information on the timeline for defending and submitting their thesis.
  • Students should consult with their department coordinator for any further requirements, procedures, and deadlines which may affect their graduation eligibility.

Deadlines for applying to graduate:

July 1st for September Graduation
November 1st for January Graduation
February 1st for May Graduation

All students must Apply for Graduation and complete the required tasks in order to graduate and confirm their participation in commencement.

Commencement Information

More information on the commencement ceremony and participation is available here

There is one College of Engineering commencement ceremony per academic year and it takes place in May. All graduating students are invited and encouraged to participate in our commencement ceremony as a way to celebrate your hard work and achievements.