Degree Candidates Deadlines

Degree Candidates Deadlines

Individual programs may establish earlier deadlines or guidelines for associated activities (e.g., signing up for comprehensive exams, submitting preliminary drafts of theses and dissertations, final examinations, etc.). The appropriate program handbook or graduate coordinator should be consulted. Students are reminded that it takes time for faculty to read theses, dissertations, and examinations with the rigor and care they deserve.

2022-2023 Dates to Remember - Printer-friendly PDF version

2023-2024 Dates to Remember - Printer-friendly PDF version

Fall Semester 2022

  • Friday, May 27, 2022
    • Approval of dissertation topic (Admission to doctoral candidacy)**
  • Friday, July 15, 2022
    • Graduation application available online
  • Friday, July 29, 2022
    • Approval of thesis topic
  • Friday, September 23, 2022
    • Graduation application deadline
  • Friday, November 4, 2022
    • Completed Thesis/Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Approval Form. Students should plan to defend 2 weeks prior to this deadline to allow for revisions/approvals.
  • Friday, November 11, 2022
  • (Official holiday, office is closed.  Please plan accordingly if you will need assistance)
    • OhioLINK upload of approved, final copy of master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation
  • Friday, December 9, 2022
    • Results of the capstone experience for ALL Plan II master’s degrees
  • Friday & Saturday, December 9-10, 2022
    • Commencement

Spring Semester 2023

  • Friday, September 2, 2022
    • Approval of dissertation topic (Admission to doctoral candidacy) **
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Graduation application available online
  • Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Approval of thesis topic
  • Friday, February 3, 2023
    • Graduation application deadline
  • Friday, March 24, 2023
    • Completed Thesis/Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Approval Form. Students should plan to defend 2 weeks prior to this deadline to allow for revisions/approvals.
  • Friday, March 31, 2023
    • OhioLINK upload of approved, final copy of master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation
  • Friday, April 28, 2023
    • Results of the capstone experience for ALL Plan II master’s degrees
  • Friday & Saturday, April 28-29, 2023
    • Commencement

Summer Semester 2023

  • Friday, January 20, 2023
    • Approval of dissertation topic (Admission to doctoral candidacy) **
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
    • Graduation application available online
  • Friday, April 21, 2023
    • Approval of thesis topic
  • Friday, May 26, 2023
    • Graduation application deadline
  • Friday, June 30, 2023
    • Completed Thesis/Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Approval Form. Students should plan to defend 2 weeks prior to this deadline to allow for revisions/approvals.
  • Friday, July 7, 2023
    • OhioLINK upload of approved, final copy of master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation
  • Friday, August 4, 2023
    • Results of the capstone experience for ALL Plan II master’s degrees
  • Saturday, August 5, 2023
    • Commencement

The Graduate College reserves the right to change these dates if necessary.

** Other dissertation topic approval deadline may be acceptable if approved by program.

Updated: 09/29/2022 10:44AM