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Degree Milestone Deadlines

All graduate students should familiarize themselves with the Graduate College deadlines below, the deadlines within their academic unit, and the University Academic Calendar.

Any calendar is subject to change when it is determined to be in the best interest of the university to do so.

Policy Change for Defenses

The submission policy and formatting requirements for theses and dissertations have changed.

If you are defending a thesis, dissertation, or D.M.A. document on or after August 20, 2018 (the first day of the Fall 2018 semester), review the revised degree completion checklist and Thesis/Dissertation Instruction Packet carefully:

For students defending on or after August 20, 2018, the Graduate College will no longer accept a print submission of the thesis/dissertation document. Students will only be required to submit digitally to the SHAREOK repository.

Note: The deadlines for defense and submission have not changed for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Master's Degree Deadlines

DeadlinesSpring 2019
Summer 2019Fall 2019
Final day to submit master's degree Program
of Study
 
to the Graduate College
Monday, October 1, 2018
Monday, March 4
Monday, April 1
Final day to submit Master's Thesis Topic and Committee Membership form to the Graduate College (thesis students only)
Monday, October 1, 2018
Monday, March 4
Monday, April 1
Final day to apply for graduation*Friday, February 15Friday, May 31
Sunday, September 15
Final day to submit Request for Authority
to Defend
 
to the Graduate College (thesis students only)
Friday, April 26
Thursday, July 18
Wednesday, November 27
Final day to complete master's non-thesis
examination (non-thesis students only)
Friday, May 3
Thursday, July 25
Friday, December 6
Final day to hold thesis defense (thesis students only)
Friday, May 3Thursday, July 25Friday, December 6
Final day to submit thesis to SHAREOK (thesis students onlyFriday, May 10
Thursday, August 1
Friday, December 13

Doctoral Degree Deadlines

DeadlinesSpring 2019Summer 2019Fall 2019
Final day to apply for the doctoral
general examination
Friday, January 25
Friday, June 21Friday, August 30
Final day to apply for graduation*Friday, February 15
Friday, May 31
Sunday, September 15
Final day to submit Request for
Degree Check
 online
Friday, April 5
Thursday, June 27
Wednesday, November 6
Final day to submit Request for
Authority to Defend
to the Graduate College
Friday, April 19Thursday, July 11
Wednesday, November 20
Final day to complete doctoral general
examination
Friday, May 3Thursday, July 25
Friday, December 6
Final day to hold dissertation defenseFriday, May 3
Thursday, July 25
Friday, December 6
Final day to submit dissertation to SHAREOK
Friday, May 10
Thursday, August 1
Friday, December 13

Graduate Certificate Deadlines

DeadlinesSpring 2019Summer 2019Fall 2019
Final day to submit Graduate Certificate Program Report to the Graduate College  Monday, March 4Monday, July 1
Monday, October 7