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Graduation Deadlines

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.

Last Day for Submission for Fall 2013 Semester (December Graduation)

  • Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator May 20, 2013
  • Approval of Dissertation Topic May 27, 2013
  • Approval of Thesis Topic July 12, 2013
  • Graduation Application September 18, 2013
  • Portfolio turned in October 28, 2013
  • Thesis/Dissertation to CMA October 21, 2013
  • Final Exam Doctoral to Graduate College October 21, 2013
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Graduate College October 28, 2013
  • Comprehensive Exam November 18, 2013
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio) November 25, 2013
  • Exam results and summary December 13, 2013
  • Commencement December 20, 2013

Last Day for Submission for Spring 2014 Semester (May Graduation)

  • Approval of Dissertation Topic October 11, 2013
  • Approval of Thesis Topic December 7, 2013
  • Graduation Application January 25, 2014
  • Portfolio turned in to Grad Secretary March 3, 2014
  • Thesis/Dissertation to CMA to Grad Coordinator March 10, 2014
  • Final Exam Doctoral to Graduate College March 10, 2014
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Graduate College March 17, 2014
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio) April 15, 2014
  • Comprehensive Exam April 22, 2014
  • Exam results and summary April 25, 2014
  • Commencement May 9, 2014

Last Day for Submission for Summer 2014 Semester (August Graduation)

  • Approval of Dissertation Topic January 10, 2014
  • Approval of Thesis Topic April 11, 2014
  • Portfolio turned in to Grad Secretary June 3, 2014
  • Graduation Application June 5, 2014
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator June 16, 2014
  • Final Exam Doctoral to Graduate College June 16, 2014
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Graduate College June 23, 2014
  • Comprehensive Exam July 12, 2014
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio) July 19, 2014
  • Exam results and summary August 1, 2014
  • Commencement August 9, 2014