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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

DeadlinesSpring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020
Final day to submit master's degree Program
of Study
 
to the Graduate College
Monday, October 7
Monday, March 2
Monday, April 6
Final day to submit Master's Thesis Topic and Committee Membership form to the Graduate College (thesis students only)
Monday, October 7Monday, March 2
Monday, April 6
Final day to apply for graduation*Saturday, February 15
Monday, June 1Tuesday, September 15
Final day to submit Request for Authority
to Defend
 
to the Graduate College (thesis students only)
Friday, April 24Thursday, July 16Friday, December 4
Final day to complete master's non-thesis
examination (non-thesis students only)
Friday, May 1Thursday, July 23Friday, December 11
Final day to hold thesis defense (thesis students only)
Friday, May 1
Thursday, July 23
Friday, December 11
Final day to submit thesis to SHAREOK (thesis students onlyFriday, May 8
Thursday, July 30
Friday, December 18

Doctoral Degree Deadlines

DeadlinesSpring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020
Final day to apply for the doctoral
general examination
Friday, January 24Friday, June 19Friday, September 4
Final day to apply for graduation*Saturday, February 15Monday, June 1
Tuesday, September 15
Final day to submit Request for
Degree Check
 online
Friday, April 3
Thursday, June 25Friday, November 13
Final day to submit Request for
Authority to Defend
to the Graduate College
Friday, April 17
Thursday, July 9
Wednesday, November 25
Final day to complete doctoral general
examination
Friday, May 1
Thursday, July 23Friday, December 11
Final day to hold dissertation defenseFriday, May 1
Thursday, July 23
Friday, December 11
Final day to submit dissertation to SHAREOK
Friday, May 8
Thursday, July 30
Friday, December 18

Graduate Certificate Deadlines

DeadlinesSpring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020
Final day to submit Graduate Certificate Program Report to the Graduate College  Monday, March 4
Monday, July 6
Monday, October 5