Key Degree Dates for Graduate Students 2015-2016


Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 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. 11, 2015 Final day for February PhD candidates to defend dissertations.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Deadline for submission of Certification of Master's Thesis Acceptance Form.
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 Final day for February graduate degree candidates to electronically deposit their dissertations or theses: 4pm deadline.
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 February degrees conferred.
Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2016 Last day for May graduate degree candidates (final and continuing master's and PhD) to file Application for Degree. See application for details.
Monday, Apr. 11, 2016 Final day for May PhD candidates to defend dissertations.
Friday, April 22, 2016 Deadline for submission of Certification of Master's Thesis Acceptance Form.
Monday, April 25, 2016 Deadline for electronic submission of the approved MA Thesis.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Final day for May PhD candidates to electronically deposit their dissertations: 4pm deadline.
Sunday, May 22, 2016 May degrees conferred at Commencement.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 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 29, 2016 Final day for August PhD candidates to defend dissertations.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Deadline for submission of Certification of Master's Thesis Acceptance Form.
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 Final day for August degree candidates to electronically deposit their dissertations or theses: 4pm deadline.
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 August degrees conferred.