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Deadlines

Due to recently announced changes in commencement activities, deadlines pertaining to theses and dissertations have been extended.

If an extension is needed beyond the posted deadlines due to the impact of the winter storm, please contact our Degree Audit Specialists at gcdegspcl@txstate.edu.

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 Students

Requirement Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Last Day to Apply for Graduation October 2, 2020 March 5, 2021 June 25, 2021
Final Date for Thesis Defense November 3, 2020
November 13, 2020
April 6, 2021
April 16, 2021
June 29, 2021
July 9, 2021
Thesis Due to The Graduate College by 5 p.m. November 10, 2020
November 20, 2020
April 13, 2021
April 23, 2021
July 6, 2021
July 16, 2021
Thesis Must be Approved by The Graduate College by 5 p.m. November 24, 2020
December 4, 2020
April 27, 2021
May 7, 2021
July 20, 2021
July 30, 2021
Comprehensive Examination Paperwork* December 2, 2020
December 4, 2020
May 4, 2021
May 7, 2021
July 27, 2021
July 30, 2021

*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.

Doctoral Students

Requirement Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Last Day to Apply for Graduation October 2, 2020 March 5, 2021 June 25, 2021
Final Date for Dissertation Defense November 3, 2020
November 13, 2020
April 6, 2021
April 16, 2021
June 29, 2021
July 9, 2021
Dissertation Due to The Graduate College by 5 p.m. November 10, 2020
November 20, 2020
April 13, 2021
April 23, 2021
July 6, 2021
July 16, 2021
Dissertation Must be Approved by The Graduate College by 5 p.m. November 24, 2020
December 4, 2020
April 27, 2021
May 7, 2021
July 20, 2021
July 30, 2021
Survey of Earned Doctorates due to The Graduate College by 5 p.m. November 24, 2020
December 4, 2020
April 27, 2021
May 7, 2021
July 20, 2021
July 30, 2021