Commencement Information

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2023-2024 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 2023

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Friday, September 15, 2023

January 2024

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Friday, January 5, 2024

May 2024

Friday, March 1, 2024

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024 (PhD Candidates Only)

Friday, May 3rd, 2024 (Master’s Candidates)

Graduation Requirements By Degree

Students must fulfill the master’s degree requirements or the doctoral degree requirements prior to filing for graduation. Please note that students must be an “active” student to be eligible to apply for graduation. 

Filing for graduation is as simple as following the below steps:

  1. Filing a diploma application. 
  2. Filing an application for admission to candidacy. This summarizes your educational experience and allows your program director and the Associate Dean to certify your completion of degree requirements. 
  3. Submitting your final project, whether that be a capstone, thesis, or dissertation, to one of our online repositories. 

Follow the links below to complete these steps. We are glad to support you in finishing your academic journey!

Diploma Application [Link]

You will be asked for a diploma address. Your diploma will be mailed here. Be sure to pick an address to which you are comfortable sending important documents. You may also elect to pick up at the Registrar’s office, which is located in Armitage. 

Application for Admission to Candidacy [Link]

This is the standard form for graduate students of all programs. Use this to fill in the credits that fulfill your degree requirements. (You may not know the grade for your final class at time of applying — we will fill that in for you.) You must input every single class and credit that will apply to your degree! We will void applications that are left blank with unofficial transcripts attached. Note: in the past, some programs have had “coursework” as their final project requirement, and that has been relabeled as a “capstone” for future graduations.

Submitting your Final Project

You may have completed either a capstone, thesis, or dissertation. You will need to submit a title page that allows your advisors to certify that you have completed this final project:

Style guides for these can be found below:

You will then have to submit the project to our online repositories:

You’re done!

We are happy to support you in your graduation. Please let us know if you have any questions at all about graduation by emailing us at or calling us at 856-225-6149


Certificate Graduates:

Master’s Certificate Candidate

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