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Rutgers-Camden Graduate School


Graduation Overview

Graduating students must complete the Online Diploma Application as well as the Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree. Students who are completing a certificate program only need to complete the Application for Admission to Candidacy for Certificate.  Each student should consult with the graduate director of his or her program with respect to the completion of the requirements for graduation. See sections below for instructions regarding your specific program.


Graduation Workshops

The Graduate School is hosting several workshops this fall to prepare you for the graduation certification process. 

Workshop Dates and Registration


Commencement for all October 2015, January 2016, and May 2016 graduates will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.  Additional information will be sent out in April and posted here. 

2015-2016 Graduation Paperwork Deadlines*

Date of Graduation

Deadline for Submission of Online Diploma Application

Deadline for Submission of Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree/Certificate and Thesis/Dissertation

October 2015

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Monday, September 14th, 2015   

January 2016

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Friday, January 8, 2016   

May 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016 (PhD Students Only)
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 All Other Students   

2016 Commencement for all October, January, and May graduates will be held on May 19th. Information will be mailed out in April to all graduates.

*Dates are subject to change


MA (Non-thesis) Candidates
MA (Thesis Option) Candidates
MA Liberal Studies Candidates
MS (Non-thesis) Candidates
MS (Thesis Option) Candidates
MAT Candidates
MBS Candidates

MFA Candidates
MPA Candidates
MST Candidates
DPT Candidates

PhD Candidates
Certificate Candidates


Contact Amy Liberi, Assistant Dean, 856-225-2765 or