2020-2021 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 2020

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

January 2021

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

May 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (PhD Students Only)
Thursday, May 6, 2021 All Other Students   

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. Select your degree type below for your graduation next steps.

Doctoral Candidate

Childhood Studies, Computational & Integrative Biology, Public Affairs

Liberal Studies Candidate 

Master’s Thesis Candidate

Programs with Thesis Options include: Biology, Chemistry, Computational & Integrative Biology, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice,  English, Mathematical Science, Psychology

Master’s Non-Thesis Candidate (Comprehensive examination & Writing Requirement)

Programs with Non-Thesis Options include: Computational & Integrative Biology, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, History, Mathematics, Psychology

Master’s Candidate (Course work only) 

Programs with writing requirement only: Biology, Chemistry, Childhood Studies, English, Executive Public Administration, Forensic Science, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Teacher Education, Teaching Spanish

Master’s Certificate Candidate

Teacher of Students with Disabilities, P-12, Data Science, Public History