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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.

DeadlinesCompleting in Spring 2022Completing in Summer 2022Completing in the Fall 2022
Final day to submit master's degree Program
of Study
 
to the Graduate College
Monday, October 4, 2021Monday, March 7, 2022Monday, April 4, 2022
Final day to submit Master's Thesis Topic and Committee Membership form to the Graduate College (thesis students only)
Monday, October 4, 2021Monday, March 7, 2022Monday, April 4, 2022
Final day to submit Request for Degree Check online (thesis students only)Tuesday, February 1, 2022Friday, May 27, 2022Friday, September 2, 2022
Final day to apply for graduationTuesday, February 15, 2022Wednesday, June 1, 2022Thursday, September 15, 2022
Recommended final day to submit thesis reading copy to committee (thesis students only)
4 weeks prior to defense4 weeks prior to defense
4 weeks prior to defense
Final day for students to submit Report of Reading Copy Submission and Request for Authority to Defend to the Graduate College (thesis students only, beginning Spring 2022)Friday, April 15, 2022 (and at least 10 working days prior to defense)
Thursday, July 7, 2022 (and at least 10 working days prior to defense)Friday, November 18, 2022 (and at least 10 working days prior to defense)

Final day for committees to sign Report of Reading Copy Submission and Request for Authority to Defend (thesis students only, beginning Spring 2022)

Friday, April 22, 2022 (and at least 5 working days prior to defense)
Thursday, July 14, 2022 (and at least 5 working days prior to defense)Monday, November 28, 2022 (and at least 5 working days prior to defense)
Final day to hold thesis defense (thesis students only)Friday, April 29, 2022Thursday, July 21, 2022Friday, December 2, 2022
Final day to submit Approval for Thesis/Dissertation Submission to SHAREOK (thesis students only)Friday, May 6, 2022Thursday, July 28, 2022Friday, December 9, 2022
Final day to submit thesis to SHAREOK (thesis students only)Friday, May 6, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022Friday, December 9, 2022

Non-thesis master's students should contact their academic unit the semester prior to taking the exam to discuss scheduling and requirements.

DeadlinesCompleting in Spring 2022Completing in Summer 2022Completing in Fall 2022
Final day to submit master's degree Program
of Study
 
to the Graduate College
Monday, October 4, 2021Monday, March 7, 2022Monday, April 4, 2022
Final day to complete master's non-thesis
examination (non-thesis students only)
Friday, May 6, 2022Thursday, July 28, 2022Friday, December 9, 2022
Final day to apply for graduationTuesday, February 15, 2022Wednesday, June 1, 2022Thursday, September 15, 2022
DeadlinesCompleting in Spring 2022Completing in Summer 2022Completing in Fall 2022
Final day to submit master's degree Program
of Study
 
to the Graduate College
Monday, October 4, 2021Monday, March 7, 2022Monday, April 4, 2022
Final day to apply for graduationTuesday, February 15, 2022Wednesday, June 1, 2022Thursday, September 15, 2022
DeadlinesCompleting in Spring 2022Completing in Summer 2022Completing in Fall 2022
Final day to apply for the doctoral
general examination
*
(student's ACR must be up-to-date the semester prior to applying)
Tuesday, February 1, 2022Friday, May 27, 2022Friday, September 2, 2022
Final day to submit Request for
Degree Check
 online
Tuesday, February 1, 2022Friday, May 27, 2022
Friday, September 2, 2022
Final day to apply for graduationTuesday, February 15, 2022
Wednesday, June 1, 2022Thursday, September 15, 2022
Recommended final day to submit dissertation reading copy to committee
4 weeks prior to defense4 weeks prior to defense4 weeks prior to defense
Final day for students to submit Report of Reading Copy Submission and Request for Authority to Defend to the Graduate College (beginning Spring 2022)Friday, April 15, 2022 (and at least 10 working days prior to defense)
Thursday, July 7, 2022 (and at least 10 working days prior to defense)Friday, November 18, 2022 (and at least 10 working days prior to defense)
Final day for committees to sign Report of Reading Copy Submission and Request for Authority to Defend (beginning Spring 2022)Friday, April 22, 2022 (and at least 5 working days prior to defense)
Thursday, July 14, 2022 (and at least 5 working days prior to defense)Monday, November 28, 2022 (and at least 5 working days prior to defense)
Final day to hold dissertation defenseFriday, April 29, 2022Thursday, July 21, 2022Friday, December 2, 2022
Final day to complete doctoral general examinationFriday, May 6, 2022Thursday, July 28, 2022Friday, December 9, 2022
Final day to submit Approval for Thesis/Dissertation Submission to SHAREOK
Friday, May 6, 2022Thursday, July 28, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022
Final day to submit dissertation to SHAREOK
Friday, May 6, 2022Thursday, July 28, 2022Friday, December 9, 2022

*The Advisory Conference Report is due no later than the term before the general examination. It is important to allow sufficient time for your Graduate College Degree Management Specialist to thoroughly review your ACR prior to your exam. ACR review will take longer during peak times, such as the final month of the term when many defenses and exams are typically held. If your ACR has errors or does not meet degree requirements or policies, you will need additional time to make corrections, consult with your academic unit, and re-submit the ACR. Therefore, follow the suggested ACR submission deadlines below to ensure your general exam schedule stays on track:

  • Second week of May, for fall exam
  • Second week of October, for spring exam
  • Second week of February, for summer exam
DeadlinesCompleting in Spring 2022Completing in Summer 2022
Completing in Fall 2022
Final day to submit Graduate Certificate Program Report to the Graduate College  Monday, October 4, 2021
Monday, March 7, 2022
Monday, April 4, 2022