As you near completion of your degree, verify that you meet minimum degree requirements. Be sure to check with your academic program to make sure that you meet their requirements, above and beyond the Graduate School’s minimum requirements. Also be sure to meet the appropriate degree deadlines.
Then, review the following important resources, which will guide you through the final steps of completing your degree.
Master's Degree Candidates:
Doctoral Degree Candidates:
Dissertation Submission for PhD Students (electronic)
PhD students who wish to submit their dissertation in paper rather than electronic must visit the Graduate School, 217 Bascom Hall, to pick up instructions and an agreement form, which are not available online. Please be aware that it costs more to deposit in paper than electronically ($90 paper, $25 electronic submission).
Once you have met your degree requirements, you may choose to attend a fall or spring commencement ceremony. Commencement is organized through the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty. If you are receiving a Masters, notify your department regarding the timeline to follow for your name to appear in the commencement program. If you are receiving a Doctorate, notify your major department.
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