Graduation Deadlines

It is ultimately your responsibility 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 on the Degree Candidates Deadlines page through the Graduate College website.

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.

All forms can be downloaded through the Graduate College Documents and Forms Web page.    

Master's students completing Plan II (non-thesis) degree requirements will use the form found here: Plan II Form

Last day for submission for Summer 2021 semester (August graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator        January 22, 2021
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                  April 23, 2021
  • Portfolio turned in to the Grad Secretary                     July 9, 2021
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                      July 9, 2021
  • Graduation Recital (musp portfolio students)              August 6, 2021
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                    August 13, 2021
  • Exam results and summary                                           August 20, 2021
  • Commencement                                                             August 21, 2021

dates are subject to change without notice

Last day for submission for Fall 2021 semester (December graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator        June 4, 2021
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                  August 13, 2021
  • Portfolio turned in to the Grad Secretary                     November 6, 2020
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                      November 5, 2021
  • Graduation Recital (musp portfolio students)              December 5, 2021
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                    December 10, 2021
  • Exam results and summary                                           December 17, 2021
  • Commencement                                                             December 17-18, 2021

dates are subject to change without notice

Last day for submission for Spring 2022 semester (May graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator        September 3, 2021
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                  December 10, 2021
  • Portfolio turned in to the Grad Secretary                     April 3, 2022
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                      March 18, 2022
  • Graduation Recital (musp portfolio students)              April 17, 2022
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                    April 22, 2022
  • Exam results and summary                                           April 29, 2022
  • Commencement                                                             April 29-30, 2022

dates are subject to change without notice