Dates and Deadlines
For Masters, Doctorate, and Scholarly Projects

Spring

Application to Graduate:  February 1
Submit Draft to Committee:  Before March 11
Oral Defense:  March 11
Submit Thesis/Dissertation to College Dean:  March 27
Submit Thesis/Dissertation to Graduate School Dean:  April 6
Non-Thesis Final Oral Exam:  April 15

Summer

Application to Graduate:  June 1
Submit Draft to Committee:  Before June 15
Oral Defense:  June 15 
Submit Thesis/Dissertation to College Dean:  June 27
Submit Thesis/Dissertation to Graduate School Dean:  June 30
Non-Thesis Final Oral Exam:  July 15

Fall

Application to Graduate:  September 1
Submit Draft to Committee:  Before October 25
Oral Defense:  October 25
Submit Thesis/Dissertation to College Dean:  November 1
Submit Thesis/Dissertation to Graduate School Dean:  November 6
Non-Thesis Final Oral Exam:  November 15

These Thesis and Dissertation dates have been adjusted to give students more time to submit; therefore, these deadlines are firm dates. The Thesis/Dissertation must be approved (signed) by committee, department/program chair, college dean, and submitted to the Graduate School by the POSTED dates above. Dates falling on Saturday or Sunday will be extended to the following Monday.

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