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 preceeding 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

FALL 2021HrsSuccessfully Defend  bySubmit Document to OGP byDiploma Dated
Pass defense before Fall 2021 starts on August 23 0 Friday, August 20 Friday, September 17 December 2021
  1   Friday, October 15 December 2021
  2   Friday, November 12 December 2021
Successfully defend (or pass FPE) by December 6 for FA21 diploma 3 Monday, December 6 Monday, December 13 December 2021
*If ANY defense, pass, or submission deadline is missed, student graduates in SP22.

 

SPRING 2022HrsSuccessfully Defend  bySubmit Document to OGP byDiploma Dated
Pass defense before Spring 2022 starts on January 10 0 Friday, January 7 Friday, February 4 May 2022
  1   Friday, March 4 May 2022
  2   Friday, April 1 May 2022
Successfully defend (or pass FPE) by April 25 for SP22 diploma 3 Monday, April 25 Monday, May 2 May 2022
*IANY defensepass, or submission deadline is missed, student graduates in SU22.

 

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

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 preceeding semester and MUST HAVE ALREADY SUCESSFULLY DEFENDED in order to register for zero (0) hours.

Turn-in Deadline:
 Fall 21Spring 22Summer 22Fall 22
0 hr September 17, 2021 February 4, 2022 May 27, 2022 September 16, 2022
1 hr October 15, 2021 March 4, 2022 June 17, 2022 October 14, 2022
2 hr November 12, 2021 April 1, 2022 July 8, 2022 November 14, 2022
3 hr December 13, 2021 May 2, 2022 July 25, 2022 December 12, 2022

 

Graduation Deadlines

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

Fall 2021 Graduation

  • Last day to petition to graduate without a late fee:* April 2, 2021

  • Last day to re-petition for students who had petitioned for Spring/Summer 2021:* September 3, 2021

  • Last day for completed graduate-level defense and exam: December 6, 2021

  • Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs: December 13, 2021

  • Graduation date (Saturday ceremonies): December 18, 2021

Spring 2022 Graduation

  • Last day to petition to graduate without a late fee:* September 10, 2021

  • Last day to re-petition for students who had petitioned for Fall 2021:* January 28, 2022

  • Last day for completed graduate-level defense and exam: April 25, 2022

  • Last day to submit approved copies of thesis or dissertation to the Office of Graduate Programs: May 2, 2022

  • Graduation date (Saturday ceremonies): May 7, 2022

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

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