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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

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

DeadlinesFall 2019Spring 2020
Final day to submit master's degree Program
of Study
 
to the Graduate College
Monday, April 1Monday, October 7
Final day to submit Master's Thesis Topic and Committee Membership form to the Graduate College (thesis students only)
Monday, April 1Monday, October 7
Final day to apply for graduation*Sunday, September 15Saturday, February 15
Final day to submit Request for Authority
to Defend
 
to the Graduate College (thesis students only)
Wednesday, November 27Friday, April 24
Final day to complete master's non-thesis
examination (non-thesis students only)
Friday, December 6Friday, May 1
Final day to hold thesis defense (thesis students only)
Friday, December 6Friday, May 1
Final day to submit thesis to SHAREOK (thesis students onlyFriday, December 13Friday, May 8

Doctoral Degree Deadlines

DeadlinesFall 2019Spring 2020
Final day to apply for the doctoral
general examination
Friday, August 30Friday, January 24
Final day to apply for graduation*Sunday, September 15Saturday, February 15
Final day to submit Request for
Degree Check
 online
Wednesday, November 6Friday, April 3
Final day to submit Request for
Authority to Defend
to the Graduate College
Wednesday, November 20Friday, April 17
Final day to complete doctoral general
examination
Friday, December 6Friday, May 1
Final day to hold dissertation defenseFriday, December 6Friday, May 1
Final day to submit dissertation to SHAREOK
Friday, December 13Friday, May 8

Graduate Certificate Deadlines

DeadlinesFall 2019Spring 2020Summer 2020
Final day to submit Graduate Certificate Program Report to the Graduate College  Monday, October 7Monday, March 4
Monday, July 6