Key Degree Dates for Graduate Students 2017-2018


Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 Last day for February graduate degree candidates (final and continuing master's and Ph.D.) to file Application for Degree. See application for details.
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 Final day for February PhD candidates to defend dissertations.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Deadline for submission of Certification of Master's Thesis Acceptance Form.
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 Final day for February graduate degree candidates to electronically deposit their dissertations or theses: 4pm deadline.
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 February degrees conferred.
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 Last day for May graduate degree candidates (final and continuing master's and PhD) to file Application for Degree. See application for details.
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 Final day for May PhD candidates to defend dissertations.
Friday, April 13, 2018 Deadline for submission of Certification of Master's Thesis Acceptance Form.
Monday, April 16, 2018 Deadline for electronic submission of the approved MA Thesis.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Final day for May PhD candidates to electronically deposit their dissertations: 4pm deadline.
Sunday, May 13, 2018 May degrees conferred at Commencement.
Friday, June 22, 2018 Last day for August graduate degree candidates (final and continuing Master’s and PhD) to file Application for Degree. See application for details.
Friday, July 27, 2018 Final day for August PhD candidates to defend dissertations.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Deadline for submission of Certification of Master's Thesis Acceptance Form.
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 Final day for August degree candidates to electronically deposit their dissertations or theses: 4pm deadline.
Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 August degrees conferred.