PhD Graduation Information

The following information and deadlines apply to students who anticipate receiving their PhD degrees at one of the following graduation cycles. Departments/programs may impose additional deadlines.
Students looking towards their defense should have completed their degree requirements as outlined in the Boston University Bulletin, including the Dissertation Prospectus.
When finishing a degree, students must be registered in the semester in which the final degree requirements are completed; PhD students must also be registered in the preceding semester.
The Dissertation Prospectus Approval Page should be delivered to GRS as soon as it is approved, but no later than 6 months before your dissertation defense.
Please contact the GRS Records office with any questions that are unanswered on this page by emailing grsrec@bu.edu. We also have limited meeting availability over Zoom. Zoom meetings can be scheduled with a GRS Records staff member here.

Graduation Checklists

Please find more information about these requirements below