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Graduation Deadlines

It is ultimately your reponsibility to have all requirements completed and meet all the deadlines for graduation. Please make sure you know the deadlines for the Graduate College as well as for the College of Musical Arts.

The following are deadlines for submitting the final copy of a composition, document, thesis or dissertation and completing a comprehensive exam. Please do not request extensions of these dates.They should be considered “non-negotiable.” The purpose of maintaining these deadlines is to guarantee that final projects of the highest possible quality are achieved.

The topic approval form (thesis), EDT approval/submission form (thesis), master’s plan II results (mued comps), music master’s report (plan II performance), dual master’s plan II results and dual master’s EDT approval form can be downloaded through the Graduate College documents Web page. All information on these forms MUST be typed including the faculty names under the signature lines. If the information is not typed it will not be accepted.

Graduate College deadlines can be found here.

Last Day for Submission for Fall 2014 Semester (December Graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator     May 20, 2014
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator               July 3, 2014
  • Portfolio turned in                                                       October 31, 2014
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                   November 7, 2014
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                         December 1, 2014
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                  December 5, 2014
  • Exam results and summary                                        December 12, 2014
  • Commencement                                                          December 20, 2014

Last Day for Submission for Spring 2015 Semester (May Graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator     October 6, 2014
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator               December 1, 2014
  • Portfolio turned in to Grad Secretary                         March 27, 2015
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                   April 3, 2015
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                         April 20, 2015
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                  April 24, 2015
  • Exam results and summary                                         May 1, 2015
  • Commencement                                                           May 8, 2015

Last Day for Submission for Summer 2015 Semester (August Graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator       January 5, 2015
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                April 6, 2015
  • Portfolio turned in to Grad Secretary                          June 3, 2015
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                    June 19, 2015
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                          July 20, 2015
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                   July 24, 2015
  • Exam results and summary                                         July 31, 2015
  • Commencement                                                           August 8, 2015