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Deadlines

The Graduate College highly recommends that dissertation/thesis defenses and comprehensive exam meetings take place remotely via Zoom or Teams until further notice. If those meetings do take place in person, the university’s social distancing requirements must be followed, guests may not attend in person, and anyone with an approved accommodation must be allowed to participate remotely.

Master's and Doctoral Students

Requirement Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Last Day to Apply for Graduation June 25, 2021 October 1 TBD TBD
Final Date for Thesis and Dissertation Defense June 29, 2021
July 9, 2021
November 12 April 15 July 8
Thesis and Dissertation Due to The Graduate College by 5 p.m. July 6, 2021
July 16, 2021
November 19 April 22 July 15
Thesis and Dissertation Must Be Approved by The Graduate College
by 5 p.m.
July 20, 2021
July 30, 2021
December 3 May 6 July 29
Comprehensive Examination Paperwork* Due to The Graduate College
by 5 p.m. (Master's and DPT Students Only)
July 27, 2021
July 30, 2021
December 3 May 6 July 29
Survey of Earned Doctorates Due to The Graduate College by 5 p.m.
(Doctoral Students Only)
July 20, 2021
July 30, 2021
December 3 May 6 July 29

*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.