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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. Graduate College deadlines can be found here.

The following are deadlines for submitting the final copy of a composition, 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), ETD 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 ETD 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 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 8, 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

Last Day For Submission For Fall 2015 Semester (December Graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator       May 18, 2015
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                 July 2, 2015
  • Portfolio turned in to Grad Secretary                          October 19, 2015
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                    November 6, 2015
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                          November 20, 2015
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                   November 30, 2015
  • Exam results and summary                                         December 4, 2015
  • Commencement                                                           December 18, 2015

Last Day for submission for spring 2016 semester (may graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator       October 15, 2015
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                 November 30, 2015
  • Portfolio turned in to Grad Secretary                          March 14, 2016
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                    March 25, 2016
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                          April 8, 2016
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                   April 15, 2016
  • Exam results and summary                                         April 22, 2016
  • Commencement                                                           May 6, 2016

Last day for submission for summer 2016 semester (August graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator       January 4, 2016
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                 April 11, 2016
  • Portfolio turned in to Grad Secretary                          June 6, 2016
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                    June 24, 2016
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                          July 8, 2016
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                   July 15, 2016
  • Exam results and summary                                         July 22, 2016
  • Commencement                                                           August 6, 2016

last day for submission for fall 2016 semester (December graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator       May 16, 2016
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                 July 1, 2016
  • Portfolio turned in to the Grad Secretary                    November 4, 2016
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                    November 17, 2016
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                          November 23, 2016
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                   December 2, 2016
  • Exam results and summary                                         December 9, 2016
  • Commencement                                                           December 16, 2016

last day for submission for spring 2017 semester (May graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator       October 3, 2016
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                 November 28, 2016
  • Portfolio turned in to the Grad Secretary                    March 13, 2017
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                     March 24, 2017
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                           April 7, 2017
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                    April 14, 2017
  • Exam results and summary                                          April 21, 2017
  • Commencement                                                            May 5, 2017