Thesis and dissertation defenses and oral comprehensive exams may be held in person or virtually via Zoom or Teams.

Master's & Doctoral Students

RequirementSpring 2024Summer 2024
Last Day to Apply for GraduationMarch 1TBD
Final Date for Thesis and Dissertation DefenseApr 12July 8
Thesis and Dissertation Due to The Graduate College by 5 p.m.April 19July 12
Thesis and Dissertation Must Be Approved by The Graduate College
by 5 p.m.
May 3July 26
Comprehensive Examination Paperwork* Due to The Graduate College
by 5 p.m. (Master's and DPT Students Only)
May 3July 26
Survey of Earned Doctorates Due to The Graduate College by 5 p.m.
(Doctoral Students Only)
May 3July 26

*For Thesis or Non-Thesis students: The comprehensive exam deadline is for paperwork only. If your comprehensive examination is your thesis defense, it must be scheduled and completed by the defense deadlines listed above. Please work with your graduate advisor to make sure you meet all departmental deadlines and other degree requirements.

**For Thesis students: Per the Graduate Catalog, it is recommended that the thesis proposal form be submitted to the dean of The Graduate College by the end of the student's enrollment in Thesis 5399A. Failure to submit the thesis proposal in a timely fashion may result in delayed graduation. Keep in mind that submission of your Master's Thesis Proposal does not automatically equal dean approval. There are several factors that could cause processing delays such as the make-up of your committee, IRB concerns, missing documents, etc. If you have questions, please contact your program advisor or