Summary of Procedures for Graduate Degrees


Procedure Under
Direction of
Date
Application Graduate School No later than May 1 for summer session enrollment, July 1 for fall semester enrollment, and December 1 for spring semester enrollment or the following Monday should these dates fall on a weekend.
Selection of an Advisor Department Chair Varies by program
Selection of a Committee Advisor Varies by program
Preliminary Examinations Department Chair or Advisor Not required by some programs
Final Program of Study/Admission to Candidacy Advisor, Department Chair, Dean of the Graduate School During semester immediately preceding semester of intended date of graduation. Classified Status Only. 
Comprehensive Examinations Advisor or Department Chair Varies by program
Thesis or Dissertation Draft to Committee Student and Advisor Not later than 2 weeks prior to oral defense
Thesis or Dissertation Defense Advisor, Committee, and Dean of the Graduate School Not later than 2 weeks prior to end of final semester
Oral Examination (Non-Thesis) Advisor, Committee, and Dean of the Graduate School Not later than 2 weeks prior to end of final semester
Application for Graduation
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Graduate School Within two weeks of beginning of final semester; for summer graduation 15th of June
Payment of $20 Graduate School By the end of final semester
Submission of Final Thesis or Dissertation Copies Dean of the Graduate School Within 2 weeks following oral examination 
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