Admission 

The Graduate School has the below standard application deadline dates.  Some graduate programs may have earlier application deadline dates, so please refer to the program-specific website or contact the department directly if you have any questions about their requirements.
SEMESTER

DEGREE-SEEKING APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE NON-DEGREE SEEKING APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
 Summer 2017

 April 1, 2017

 May 29, 2017

 Fall 2017

 August 1, 2017

 August 25, 2017

 Spring 2018

 December 1, 2017

 January 5, 2018

 Summer 2018

 May 1, 2018

 June 22, 2018

Our application portal is located here.  You will click “Sign Up” if this is your first time visiting this application portal.  Otherwise, you will log into your existing account with the email address that you have used previously.

Candidacy

The Graduate School has the below candidacy deadline dates for all Plan I students.  Doctoral students are required to have a minimum of two (2) semesters in candidacy while master’s students are required to have a minimum of one (1) semester in candidacy.  This paperwork must be processed by the appropriate deadline in order to be applicable for that semester.  For example, if your admission to candidacy is processed by the Fall 2017 deadline of August 25, 2017, that semester counts as your first semester in candidacy.    

FIRST SEMESTER IN CANDIDACY

DEADLINE DATE

 Summer 2017 – 14 week*

 May 5, 2017

 Summer 2017 – 10 week*

 June 2, 2017

 Fall 2017

 August 25, 2017

 Spring 2018

 January 5, 2018

 Summer 2018 – 14 week*

 May 4, 2018

 Summer 2018 – 10 week*

 June 1, 2018

If you are unsure whether your 699 or 799 research hours begin in the 14-week or 10-week Summer session, please check with your department or view the class schedule to determine the start date.

Helpful Links:

Committee Form

Candidacy Application

Change of Graduate Study Committee

 







Awarding of a Degree or Graduate-Level Certificate

The Graduate School has the below application for degree and/or graduate-level certificate deadline dates.  Note the associated deadline dates for Plan I (students completing a thesis or dissertation) and Plan II (students not completing a thesis or dissertation).  Degree requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Plan I (students completing a thesis or dissertation)

SEMESTER

DIPLOMA DATE

APPLICATION FOR DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATE DEADLINE DATE FINAL DEFENSE DEADLINE DATE

DEADLINE FOR DOCUMENT SUBMISSION

Summer 2017

 August 12, 2017

 May 19, 2017

 July 14, 2017

No later than 10 business days following public defense

Fall 2017

 December 16, 2017

 September 8, 2017

 November 17, 2017

No later than 10 business days following public defense

Spring 2018

 April 28, 2018

 January 19, 2018

 March 30, 2018

No later than 10 business days following public defense

Summer 2018

 August 11, 2018

 May 18, 2018

 July 13, 2018

No later than 10 business days following public defense


Plan II
(students not completing a thesis or dissertation)

SEMESTER

DIPLOMA DATE

APPLICATION FOR DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATE DEADLINE DATE RECOMMENDATION FOR DEGREE DEADLINE DATE
Summer 2017

 August 12, 2017

 May 19, 2017

 August 4, 2017

Fall 2017

 December 16, 2017

 September 8, 2017

 December 8, 2017

Spring 2018

 April 28, 2018

 January 19, 2018

 April 20, 2018

Summer 2018

 August 11, 2018

 May 18, 2018

 August 3, 2018

Helpful Links:

Application for Degree (Doctoral)

Application for Degree (Master’s and Educational Specialist)

Application for Graduate-Level Certificate

Approval Form Request

Change of Diploma Mailing Address

Change of Graduate Study Committee

ProQuest Submission Site

Survey of Earned Doctorates – doctoral students only