In order to graduate, all program requirements must be met as specified in the previous sections. For theses and dissertations, in addition to the “Notice of Completion,” the Advisor must submit the “Final Review Approval.” Graduating students must meet all the required Graduate School dates. Students wishing to graduate must also purchase an application for graduation from the Office of Admissions and Records and submit it to his/her Advisor.

Applications for graduation must be submitted to the Graduate School by October for December graduation and January for May graduation (contact the Graduate School for exact dates). The application includes the date of graduation and the approval of the thesis committee Chair and the Graduate Dean. An applicant who does not complete all degree requirements by the specified deadline must update and resubmit an application for graduation during the next appropriate filing period.

Please remember that the Graduate School no longer accepts any handwritten forms, including Applications. All forms on the Graduate School website are interactive, i.e., the student fills them out on-line, and then prints them out for signatures.