Master's Degree Deadlines

2020-2021

For a February 2021 Degree

Work is completed by the end of the Fall 2020 semester 

Deadlines Description
Thursday Oct. 1 Deadline to file "Master's Paper Plans" with the department [provisional paper title, short description, and the names of your two readers]
Friday, Oct. 30 Deadline for registrar's online application for a master's degree
Friday, Oct. 30 First full draft of master's paper is due to one or both readers
Tuesday, Dec. 1 Faculty comments on master's papers due to degree candidates
Tuesday, Dec. 15 Final, revised version of master's paper due to both readers [last day of Finals Week]

For a May 2021 Degree

MA paper is completed prior to the start of final exams

Deadline Description
Monday, Feb. 1 Deadline to file "Master's Paper Plans" with the department [provisional paper title, short description, and the names of your two readers]
Monday, March 1 Deadline to file the registrar's application for a master's degree
Monday, March 1 First full draft of master's paper is due to one or both readers
Monday, April 12 Faculty comments on master's papers due to degree candidates
Monday, May 10

Final, revised version of master’s paper due to both readers. Late papers may impact ability to graduate in May.

 

For an August 2021 Degree

Subject to reader availability; work is completed in early August

Deadline Description
Tuesday, June 1 Deadline to file "Master's Paper Plans" with the department [provisional paper title, short description, and the names of your two readers]
Friday, June 18 Deadline to file the registrar's application for a master's degree
Friday, June 18 First full draft of master's paper is due to one or both readers
Friday, July 16 Faculty comments on master's papers due to degree candidates
Friday, Aug. 13

Final, revised version of master's paper due to both readers. August degrees are conferred on Aug. 31.