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Deadlines

Spring semester time extensions due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Due to the altered class schedule, changes in the commencement schedule, university cautionary measures, and potential medical reasons that can all affect a student’s ability to complete their degree requirements by the posted deadlines, The Graduate College is extending the deadlines as noted in the information below. If an additional extension is needed, beyond the revised deadlines, please contact our degree audit specialists at gcdegspcl@txstate.edu as soon as possible.


Please note that until further notice, thesis and dissertation defenses and oral comprehensive exams are not to take place in person. Instead, they will be held remotely via Zoom or Teams. This decision was made to help protect the health and well-being of the entire campus community.

Master's Students

Requirement Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Graduation Application October 4, 2019 March 6, 2020 June 26, 2020
Final Date for Thesis Defense November 5, 2019 April 7, 2020
April 17, 2020
July 2, 2020
Thesis due to The Graduate College November 12, 2019 April 14, 2020
April 24, 2020
July 9, 2020
Thesis must be approved by The Graduate College by 5 p.m. November 26, 2019 April 28, 2020
May 8, 2020
July 23, 2020
Comprehensive Examination Paperwork* December 2, 2019 May 4, 2020
May 8, 2020
July 27, 2020

*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 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Graduation Application October 4, 2019 March 6, 2020 June 26, 2020
Final Date for Dissertation Defense November 5, 2019 April 7, 2020
April 17, 2020
July 2, 2020
Dissertation due to The Graduate College November 12, 2019 April 14, 2020
April 24, 2020
July 9, 2020
Dissertation must be approved by The Graduate College by 5 p.m. November 26, 2019 April 28, 2020
May 8, 2020
July 23, 2020
Survey of Earned Doctorates due to The Graduate College by 5 p.m. November 26, 2019 April 28, 2020
May 8, 2020
July 23, 2020