Key Degree Dates for Graduate Students, 2018-19

Date Detail
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 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. 7, 2018 Final day for February Ph.D. candidates to defend dissertations.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Deadline for submission of Certification of Master's Thesis Acceptance Form.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 Final day for February graduate degree candidates to electronically deposit their dissertations or theses (4 p.m. deadline).
Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 February degrees conferred.
Friday, March 1, 2019 Last day for May graduate degree candidates (final and continuing master's and Ph.D.) to file Application for Degree. See application for details.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 Final day for May Ph.D. candidates to defend dissertations.
Friday, April 12, 2019 Deadline for submission of Certification of Master's Thesis Acceptance Form.
Monday, April 15, 2019 Deadline for electronic submission of the approved M.A. thesis.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Final day for May Ph.D. candidates to electronically deposit their dissertations (4 p.m. deadline).
Sunday, May 19, 2019 May degrees conferred at commencement.
Friday, June 21, 2019 Last day for August graduate degree candidates (final and continuing master’s and Ph.D.) to file Application for Degree. See application for details.
Friday, July 26, 2019 Final day for August Ph.D. candidates to defend dissertations.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Deadline for submission of Certification of Master's Thesis Acceptance Form.
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 Final day for August degree candidates to electronically deposit their dissertations or theses (4 p.m. deadline).
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 August degrees conferred.