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
August 8: Virtual Commencement Ceremony, 12 noon (View)
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 8: Virtual Commencement Ceremony, 12 noon (View)
Fall 2020 Deadlines & Commencement
September 21: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 (2:30 p.m., 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.