Application for Graduate Degree

In order to receive your graduate degree, all graduate students must file an Application for Degree form with the Office of the University Registrar by the deadlines specified in the academic calendar. 

Thesis and Dissertation Submission

Please review the Thesis and Dissertation Guide for information on formatting requirements and submission procedures.

Commencement Ceremony

Each year at the end of March, Master’s and Doctoral students eligible to participate in the May Commencement Ceremony will receive information regarding cap and gown ordering and how to obtain tickets to the main Ceremony. Information about locations, diploma ceremonies, and overall logistics is continually updated on the Commencement website. 

Obtaining Your Diploma

The Registrar’s Office will mail your official diploma to your home if you are not present at the May diploma ceremony or if you graduate in February or August. Therefore, if you move or are not graduating in May, it is very important that your contact information be updated in Workday.