Deadlines

Dissertation Submission Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Graduation and December Commencement:                    November 1
  • Winter Semester Graduation and April Commencement:                          March 1
  • Summer Semester Graduation (December Commencement):               July 1
Degrees are awarded in the same semester during which all degree requirements are confirmed to have been completed and the student submits a formal application to graduate.  If you are not able to submit your dissertation in acceptable form to the Graduate School by the commencement deadlines above, you will not be permitted to participate in the doctoral hooding exercise for that semester’s commencement ceremony. The oral defense must be completed, all editorial suggestions from your committee members must be incorporated, and the Dissertation Document Approval form must be signed by all your committee members and the appropriate academic administrator BEFORE you submit the dissertation to the Graduate School.

Degrees are awarded in the same semester during which all degree requirements are confirmed to have been completed and the student submits a formal application to graduate. Therefore, students who do not wish to participate in commencement exercises may submit their dissertation at any time. However, to graduate in your intended semester, we strongly recommend that you submit your manuscript no later than two weeks after the listed deadlines. This will guarantee enough time for the Graduate School’s document approval process and Record and Registration’s degree audit. If your graduation is delayed for any reason, you will need to update your graduation date in writing with the Office of Records and Registration.

Please see the manual [PDF] for more information about dissertation's requirements.

Note: If date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the document is due the following Monday.

Thesis Submission Deadlines

Degrees are awarded in the same semester during which all degree requirements are confirmed to have been completed and the student submits a formal application to graduate.  Submission of the thesis before the deadlines below will provide sufficient time for the review of the document and final approval by the Graduate School. All editorial suggestions from your committee members should have been incorporated, and the Thesis Document Approval form should be signed by all your committee members and the appropriate academic administrator BEFORE you submit the thesis to the Graduate School. Graduate School sign-off will occur when all editing corrections have been made. If graduation is delayed you will need to update your graduation date in writing with the Office of Records and Registration.  

  • Fall Semester Graduation:                                November 15
  • Winter Semester Graduation:                          March 15
  • Summer Semester Graduation:                      July 15

Please see the manual [PDF] for more information about thesis's requirements.

Note: If date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the document is due the following Monday.

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