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Graduation

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.

MAY GRADUATION CHECKLIST (PDF)

Commencement

2015 Commencement for all October, January, and May graduates will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9am at the Susquehanna Bank Center.  Information will be posted here and mailed out in April to all graduates.

Graduation Workshops

Spring 2015 Graduation Workshop dates will posted soon. Workshops review the graduation application and approval process as well as Rutgers style guidelines for dissertation, thesis, and Liberal Studies capstone submissions.  

Please register for any workshop you plan to attend. Registration Form

General Workshops

  • Monday, February 23rd from 4:30-5:30PM. Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (3rd Floor)
  • Wednesday, March 25th from 4:30-5:30PM and 6:00-7:00PM, Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (3rd Floor)
  • Thursday, March 26th from 4:30-5:30PM and 6:00-7:00PM, Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (3rd Floor)

Writing Workshops for Doctoral Dissertation, Masters Thesis, and Liberal Studies Capstones

Bring your document on your computer for a style review and Q&A about the Style Guidelines. 

  • Thursday, April 23 from 4:30-5:30PM and 6:00-7:00PM, Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (3rd Floor)
  • FINAL DOCUMENT REVIEWS: Friday, May 1 from 10:00-4:00PM (Walk-in and phone/email appointments all day), Dean’s Office Small Conference Room (Armitage Hall 3rd Floor)

 

2014-2015 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 2014

August 15th, 2014

September 15th, 2014    

January 2015

December 19, 2014

January 12, 2015    

May 2015

April 1, 2015

May 4, 2015 (PhD Students Only)
May 7, 2015 All Other Students   

*Dates are subject to change

MA (Non-thesis), MS (Non-thesis), MAT, MBS, MPA, MST & DPT Candidates:

1. Complete the Online Diploma Application by the date listed above.

2. Complete the Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree form.  Please note:

  • Section A of Part II must be completed by your graduate director only if your program requires a comprehensive exam.
  • Section C of Part II must be signed by the instructor who taught the course that satisfies your writing requirement. 
  • Your graduate director must sign at the end of Part I and again in Section D of Part II.
  • The completed form must then be received in the Dean’s Office for final review and certification by the deadline noted above.
MA Liberal Studies Candidates:

1. Complete the Online Diploma Application by the date listed above.

2. Complete the Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree form. Please note:

  • Section B of Part II must be signed by your capstone advisor.
  • Your graduate director must sign at the end of Part I and again in Sections B and D of Part II.
  • The completed form must then be received in the Dean’s Office for final review and certification by the deadline noted above.
  • Your final approved capstone must be formatted according to the university guidelines in the Capstone Style Guide and uploaded to the Rutgers ETD site by the deadline noted above.  Failure to comply with style guide will delay and/or prohibit your certification for graduation.
  • A hard copy of the signed title page of the capstone must be delivered to the Dean’s Office by the deadline noted above.
  • A copy of the unsigned title page must be included with the uploaded capstone.
MFA, MA (Thesis Option), & MS (Thesis Option) Candidates:

1. Complete the Online Diploma Application by the date listed above.

2. Complete the Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree form. Please note:

  • Section B of Part II must be signed by your thesis advisor. 
  • Your graduate director must sign at the end of Part I and again in Sections B and D of Part II.
  • The completed form must then be received in the Dean’s Office for final review and certification by the deadline noted above.
  • Your final approved thesis must be formatted according to the university guidelines in the Thesis Style Guide and uploaded to the Rutgers ETD site by the deadline noted above.  Failure to comply with style guide will delay and/or prohibit your certification for graduation. 
  • A hard copy of the signed title page of the thesis must be delivered to the Dean’s Office by the deadline noted above.
  • A copy of the unsigned title page must be included with the thesis as part of the electronic submission.
PhD Candidates:

1. Complete the Online Diploma Application by the date listed above.

2. Complete the Application for Admission to Candidacy for Degree form. Please note:

  • Section B of Part II must be signed by your dissertation chair. 
  • Your graduate director must sign at the end of Part I and again in Sections B and D of Part II.
  • The form must be received in the Dean’s Office by the deadline noted below.
  • Your final approved dissertation must be uploaded to the Rutgers ETD site by the date listed below. Please be sure to follow all style guidelines outlined in the Dissertation Style Guide.  Failure to comply with style guide will delay and/or prohibit your certification for graduation. 
  • A hard copy of the signed title page of the thesis must be delivered to the Dean’s Office by the deadline noted below. 
  • A copy of the unsigned title page must be included with the dissertation as part of the electronic submission.
  • Please remember to complete the PhD Exit Survey prior to graduation. If you have trouble logging in, please contact Rutgers-IR_Surveys@instlres.rutgers.edu.
Certificate Candidates:

Complete the Application for Admission to Candidacy for Certificate.

Questions?

Contact Amy Liberi, Assistant Dean, 856-225-2765 or aliberi@camden.rutgers.edu.