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Graduate CollegeThe University of Oklahoma: Graduate College

Campus Address:
Robertson Hall,
Room 213 

Mailing Address:
731 Elm Avenue
Room 213
Norman, OK 73019

Tel: (405) 325-3811
Fax: (405) 325-5346
Emailgradinfo@ou.edu

Graduate College Deadlines

Students should contact their academic departments for specific departmental deadlines.

Full academic calendar...

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

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Master's Degree Deadlines

 Fall 2014Spring 2014Summer 2014
Final day to file Admission to Candidacy form in the Graduate CollegeApril 7
October 7
March 3
Final day to file for graduation*October 1March 3
July 1
Final day to file Request for Authority for Thesis Defense in the Graduate CollegeNovember 26
April 25August 1
Final day to complete master's non-thesis examinationDecember 5
May 2
July 23
Final day to hold thesis defenseDecember 5
May 2
August 8
Final day to deposit thesis in the libraryDecember 12May 9
August 15

Doctoral Degree Deadlines

 Fall 2014Spring 2014Summer 2014
Final day to file for graduation*October 1
March 3
July 1
Final day to submit Request for Degree Check onlineNovember 7
April 4
July 11
Final day to file Request for Authority for Dissertation Defense in the Graduate CollegeNovember 21
April 18
July 25
Final day to complete doctoral general examinationDecember 5
May 2
August 8
Final day to hold dissertation defenseDecember 5
May 2
August 8
Final day to deposit dissertation in the libraryDecember 12May 9
August 15

Graduate Certificate Deadlines

 Fall 2014Spring 2014Summer 2014
Graduate Certificate Program Report due in the Graduate CollegeOctober 6
April 7
July 7

*The Application for Graduation is now available online.

  • Students who do not apply for graduation will not be cleared for graduation.
  • Norman campus and Advanced Programs students are not required to pay a fee when applying for graduation.
  • Students who plan to participate in commencement or convocation ceremonies may purchase caps, gowns, and other graduation gear from the OU bookstore.