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.

2021-2022 Dates to Remember - Printer-friendly PDF version

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

Fall Semester 2021

  • Friday, June 4, 2021
    • Approval of dissertation topic (Admission to doctoral candidacy)
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • Graduation application available online
  • Friday, August 13, 2021
    • Approval of thesis topic
  • Friday, September 17, 2021
    • Graduation application deadline
  • Friday, November 12, 2021
    • 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 19, 2021
    • OhioLINK upload of approved, final copy of master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation
  • Friday, December 3, 2021
    • Results of the capstone experience for ALL Plan II master’s degrees
  • Friday & Saturday, December 17-18, 2021
    • Commencement 
     

Spring Semester 2022

  • Friday, September 3, 2021
    • Approval of dissertation topic (Admission to doctoral candidacy)
  • Friday, October 15, 2021
    • Graduation application available online
  • Friday, December 10, 2021
    • Approval of thesis topic
  • Friday, February 4, 2022
    • Graduation application deadline
  • Friday, March 25, 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, April 1, 2021
    • OhioLINK upload of approved, final copy of master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation
  • Friday, April 15, 2021
    • Results of the capstone experience for ALL Plan II master’s degrees
  • Friday & Saturday, April 29-30, 2021
    • Commencement

Summer Semester 2022

  • Friday, January 21, 2022
    • Approval of dissertation topic (Admission to doctoral candidacy)
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    • Graduation application available online
  • Friday, April 22, 2022
    • Approval of thesis topic
  • Monday, June 17, 2022
    • Graduation application deadline
  • Friday, July 1, 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, July 8, 2022
    • OhioLINK upload of approved, final copy of master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation
  • Friday, July 22, 2022
    • Results of the capstone experience for ALL Plan II master’s degrees
  • Saturday, August 6, 2021
    • Commencement

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