All University of South Carolina system institutions will be closed through the end of the spring semester. Columbia campus virtual instruction will continue through the end of the Summer II semester (Aug 1). Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.
Follow these steps toward the completion of your master's degree, preparing to meet milestones
from your first months on campus to graduation day.
Spring 2020 Deadlines & Commencement
February 16: Graduation Application Deadline April 17: Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation April 24: Defense Deadline May 8: Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation May 8 & 9: Masters Commencement Exercises (Postponed) May 9: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony (Postponed)
Summer 2020 Deadlines & Commencement
July 10: Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation July 15: Defense Deadline July 22: Graduation Application Deadline July 24: Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation August 15: Graduation (No Ceremony)
Fall 2020 Deadlines & Commencement
October 7:Graduation Application Deadline November 8: Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation November 13: Defense Deadline November 23: Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation December 14: Commencement Exercises (Details TBA) December 14: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony (9:30 a.m.) (Details TBA)
Steps to Your Master's Degree
Your degree program may have additional requirements and deadlines, such as a language
proficiency exam or thesis defense. Check with your advisor about specific degree
requirements for your program of study.