Commencement Date

2017 Commencement for all October, January, and May graduates will be at 2 pm Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in the BB&T Pavilion in Camden.  No tickets are required for guests. 
Student Commencement Information

2016-2017 Graduation Paperwork Deadlines

All dates are subject to change. The diploma application for all students is online.

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 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

January 2017

Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday, January 9, 2017   

May 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017 (PhD Students Only)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 All Other Students   

Graduation Workshops

The Graduate School hosts workshops to prepare you for the graduation certification process. See the Workshop Dates and Online Registration.

Graduation Requirements By Degree

MA/MPA Candidates
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, at (856) 225-2765 or