Graduation Deadlines


Application for Degree Form

Available online, completed by you, and submitted electronically. Deadlines are strictly enforced.

Application for Degree Deadlines:

  • Friday, November 1, 2013 for February 2014 graduation
  • Saturday, March 1, 2014 for May 2014 graduation
  • Friday, June 13, 2014 for August 2014 graduation

Degree Completion Requirements-Master's Candidates

Beginning with students matriculating in 2008, all masters theses completed in fulfillment of the degree must be deposited electronically to the Brandeis Institutional Repository. If your program requires a master's thesis, check with your departmental administrator about guidelines for the submission and formatting of an M.A./M.S. thesis.  Please see also GSAS formatting information and deadlines. Master's Candidates completing a thesis must also submit Certification of Master's Thesis Acceptance Form to GSAS. The certification form is due at GSAS one day before the thesis submission deadline.

Degree Completion Requirements-Doctoral Candidates

Dissertations must be submitted electronically. See Ph.D. Completion Timeline for submission information.


Dissertation Defense Deadlines

  • Friday, December 13, 2013 for February 2014 completion
  • Monday, April 14, 2014 for May 2014 completion
  • Friday, August 1, 2014 for August 2014 completion

Download the Dissertation Examining Committee (DEC) form (due 2 weeks before your defense).

Dissertation Deposit Deadlines

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014 for February 2014 degree
  • Thursday, May 1, 2014 for May 2014 degree
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014 for August 2014 degree

As part of the requirements for the Ph.D. degree, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences requires electronic submission of dissertations. Along with the finished dissertation, the Office of the University Registrar and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences require that specific paperwork be submitted by specified deadlines. These deadlines as well as submission information can be seen in the Ph.D. Completion Timeline.

Master's Thesis Deposit Deadlines

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014 for February 2014 degree
  • Monday, April 28, 2014 for May 2014 degree
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014 for August 2014 degree