Masters and Ph.D. Students Dates and Deadlines Spring Application to Graduate: February 1Oral Defense: March 11Submission of Thesis/Dissertation to College Dean: March 7Submission of Thesis: April 1Submission of Dissertation April 1Non-Thesis Final Oral Exam: April 15 Summer Application to Graduate: June 1Oral Defense: June 15 Submission of Thesis/Dissertation to College Dean: June 27Submission of Thesis: June 30Submission of Dissertation June 30Non-Thesis Final Oral Exam: July 15 Fall Application to Graduate: September 1Oral Defense: October 25Submission of Thesis/Dissertation to College Dean: November 1Submission of Thesis: November 6Submission of Dissertation: November 6Non-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 School 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.