Masters and Ph.D. Students Dates and Deadlines Spring (New Dates) Application to Graduate: February 1 Oral Defense: March 11 Submission of Thesis/Dissertation to College Dean: April 3 Submission of Thesis: April 6 Submission of Dissertation April 6 Non-Thesis Final Oral Exam: April 15 Summer Application to Graduate: June 1 Oral Defense: June 15 Submission of Thesis/Dissertation to College Dean: June 27 Submission of Thesis: June 30 Submission of Dissertation June 30 Non-Thesis Final Oral Exam: July 15 Fall (New Dates) Application to Graduate: September 1 Oral Defense: October 25 Submission of Thesis/Dissertation to College Dean: November 10 Submission of Thesis: November 13 Submission of Dissertation: November 13 Non-Thesis Final Oral Exam: November 15 Thesis and Dissertation dates were adjusted to give students more time to submit. Due to the change, these deadlines are firm dates. Thesis/Dissertation must be approved (signed) by committee, department/program chair, college dean and submitted to Graduate Studies by the POSTED date. Dates falling on Saturday or Sunday will be extended to the following Monday. Are you graduating soon? If so, be sure to visit the registrar's graduation page.