Graduate Programs Deadlines

Registering for Fewer Than 3 Credits of Thesis or Dissertation

ONLY in the semester of graduation may students register for fewer than the minimum three hours of thesis or dissertation. To register for zero (0) hours, students must have been registered for at least 3 hours the preceding semester and MUST HAVE ALREADY SUCCESSFULY DEFENDED.

To graduate in the designated semester, students must successfully defend (or pass FPE) by the 2nd Monday before the last day of the semester and submit the document (meaning that the Office of Graduate Programs has accepted the committee-approved document) by the Monday before the last day of the semester.

Responsibility for determining how many credits are needed to fulfill degree requirements rests with the student and his/her advisor. Registration may be for 0, 1, 2, or 3 hours, based on the following schedule.

Main/ESD Campus Graduate Students Graduation Deadlines for Final Program Examination and Submitting Your Thesis - MS Design Project - Dissertation - DRP

 

SUMMER 2022HrsSuccessfully Defend  bySubmit Document to OGP byDiploma Dated
Pass defense before Summer 2022 starts on May 9 0 Friday, May 6 Friday, May 27 July 2022
  1   Friday, June 17 July 2022
  2   Friday, July 8 July 2022
Successfully defend (or pass FPE) by July 18 for SU22 diploma 3 Monday, July 18 Monday, July 25 July 2022

*If ANY defensepass, or submission deadline is missed, student graduates in FA22.

 

FALL 2022HrsSuccessfully Defend  bySubmit Document to OGP byDiploma Dated
Pass defense before Fall 2022 starts on August 22 0 Friday, August 19 Friday, September 16 December 2022
  1   Friday, October 14 December 2022
  2   Monday, November 14 December 2022
Successfully defend (or pass FPE) by December 5 for FA22 diploma 3 Monday, December 5 Monday, December 12 December 2022

*If ANY defensepass, or submission deadline is missed, student graduates in SP23.

 

SPRING 2023HrsSuccessfully Defend  bySubmit Document to OGP byDiploma Dated
Pass defense before Spring 2023 starts on January 19 0 Friday, January 6 Friday, February 3 May 2023
  1   Friday, March 3 May 2023
  2   Friday, March 31 May 2023
Successfully defend (or pass FPE) by April 24 for SP23 diploma 3 Monday, April 24 Monday, May 1 May 2023

 *If ANY defensepass, or submission deadline is missed, student graduates in SU23.

 

SUMMER 2023HrsSuccessfully Defend  bySubmit Document to OGP byDiploma Dated
Pass defense before Summer 2023 starts on May 8 0 Friday, May 5 Friday, May 26 July 2023
  1   Friday, June 16 July 2023
  2   Friday, July 7 July 2023
Successfully defend (or pass FPE) by July 18 for SU22 diploma 3 Monday, July 17 Monday, July 24 July 2023

 *If ANY defensepass, or submission deadline is missed, student graduates in FA23.

 

Oral Exam Announcement Submission Deadline

The original, signed, Oral Examination/Defense Announcement form must be received in the Office of Graduate Programs at least 14 days before the examination or defense date. You must include Date, Time and Place of your examination or defense. In addition, thesis and dissertation students must include the title of your thesis, dissertation, DRP or Master’s Design Project.

Thesis/Dissertation Registration

Students must have been registered for at least 3 hours the preceding semester and MUST HAVE ALREADY SUCESSFULLY DEFENDED in order to register for zero (0) hours.

Turn-in Deadline:
HrsSummer 22Fall 22Spring 23Summer 23
0 hr May 27, 2022 September 16, 2022 February 3, 2023 May 26,2023
1 hr June 17, 2022 October 14, 2022 March 3, 2023 June 16, 2023
2 hr July 8, 2022 November 14, 2022 March, 31, 2023 July 7, 2023
3 hr July 25, 2022 December 12, 2022 May 1, 2023 July 24, 2023

 

Graduation Deadlines

If a student petitions to graduate during the semester of graduation, a late fee of $60 will be assessed.

Summer 2022 Graduation

  • Last day to petition to graduate without a late fee:* February 4, 2022

  • Last day to re-petition for students who had petitioned for Spring 2022:* June 6, 2022

  • Last day for completed graduate-level defense and exam: July 18, 2022

  • Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs: July 25, 2022

  • Graduation date (Saturday ceremony): July 30, 2022

Fall 2022 Graduation

  • Last day to petition to graduate without a late fee:* March 18, 2022

  • Last day to re-petition for students who had petitioned for Spring/Summer 2021:* September 2, 2022

  • Last day for completed graduate-level defense and exam: December 5, 2022

  • Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs: December 12, 2022

  • Graduation date (Saturday ceremonies): December 17, 2022

Spring 2023 Graduation

  • Last day to petition to graduate without a late fee:* September 9, 2022

  • Last day to re-petition for students who had petitioned for Fall 2021:* January 27, 2023

  • Last day for completed graduate-level defense and exam: April 24, 2023

  • Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs: May 1, 2023

  • Graduation date (Saturday ceremonies): May 6, 2023

Summer 2023 Graduation

  • Last day to petition to graduate without a late fee:* February 3, 2023

  • Last day to re-petition for students who had petitioned for Spring 2022:* June 5, 2023

  • Last day for completed graduate-level defense and exam: July 17, 2023

  • Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs: July 24, 2023

  • Graduation date (Saturday ceremony): July 29, 2023

*Date the petition must be received to the Registrar’s Graduation Office to avoid a late fee of $30.