Graduation dates, deadlines and requirements

Graduation can be a very exciting and hectic time. Be sure to review the items below to ensure you meet your deadlines to graduate on time. 

All candidates for graduation should visit your department advisor to confirm their expectations for your final semester. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for graduation. 

Graduation application deadlines for all doctoral, masters and graduate certificate students

Every student must purchase a graduation application by the designated deadline:

  • May graduation deadline: March 1
  • August graduation deadline: June 1
  • December graduation deadline: October 1

When we receive your graduation application, you will receive an email outlining the result of their graduation review approximately 3-8 weeks after the application has been received. Graduate applications are available in MyNEVADA. 

  • Log in to MyNEVADA and select the "Academic Records" tile.
  • Select "Apply for Graduation" from the menu and follow the steps presented.

Apply for graduation in MyNEVADA

Graduation information

Important dates and milestones for graduate and doctoral Students

It is the responsibility of the student to meet the below deadlines in order to graduate on time. Work with your graduate advisor to ensure you meet all degree and program requirements.

Deadlines by milestones and dates for December 2021 graduation

Milestone Date
Program of Study must be on file with Graduate School Friday, April 16, 2021
Classes begin Monday, Aug. 23, 2021
Graduation Applications filed online Friday, Oct. 1, 2021
Notice of Completion due from graduating doctoral students who are being hooded Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021
Dissertation, Thesis, and Notice of Completion Due Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
Commencement Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021
Final grades due, Semester ends Monday, Dec. 20, 2021

Deadlines by milestones and dates for May 2022 graduation

Milestone Date
Program of Study must be on file with Graduate School Friday, Nov. 12, 2021
Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022
Graduation Applications filed online Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022
Notice of Completion due from graduating doctoral students who are being hooded Friday, April 29, 2022
Dissertation, Thesis, Notice of Completion due Friday, May 6, 2022
Commencement Thursday-Saturday, May 12-14, 2022
Final grades due, Semester ends Monday, May 16, 2022

Deadlines by milestones and dates for August 2022 graduation

Milestone Date
Program of Study must be on file with Graduate School Friday, April 15, 2022
Mini term summer session begins Monday, May 16, 2022
Graduation Applications filed online Wednesday, June 1, 2022
First term summer session begins Monday, June 6, 2022
Second term summer session begins Monday, July 11, 2022
Dissertation, Thesis, and Notice of Completion Due Friday, Aug. 5, 2022
Final grades due, Semester ends Friday, Aug. 12, 2022