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 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), and dual master’s ETD approval form can be downloaded through the Graduate College documents Web page. The music education master's plan II report form (MuED comps) and the MuSP/MuCTmaster's recital and portfolio report form (plan II performance and theory) can be downloaded through the College of Musical Arts 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 2017 semester (December graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator       May 15, 2017
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                 June 30, 2017
  • Portfolio turned in to the Grad Secretary                    October 27, 2017
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                    November 3, 2017
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                          November 29, 2017
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                   November 29, 2017
  • Exam results and summary                                         November 29, 2017
  • Commencement                                                           December 15, 2017

    dates are subject to change

last day for submission for spring 2018 semester (May graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator       October 3, 2017
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                 November 20, 2017
  • Portfolio turned in to the Grad Secretary                    March 16, 2018
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                     March 23, 2018
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                           April 17, 2018
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                    April 17, 2018
  • Exam results and summary                                          April 19, 2018
  • Commencement                                                            May 4, 2018

    dates are subject to change

last day for submission for Summer 2018 semester (August graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator       January 2, 2018
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                 April 2, 2018
  • Portfolio turned in to the Grad Secretary                    June 15, 2018
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                    June 22, 2018
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                          July 20, 2018
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                   July 20, 2018
  • Exam results and summary                                         July 27, 2018
  • Commencement                                                           August 4, 2018

    dates are subject to change

last day for submission for fall 2018 semester (December graduation)

  • Dissertation Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator       May 14, 2018
  • Thesis Topic Approval to Grad Coordinator                 June 29, 2018
  • Portfolio turned in to the Grad Secretary                    October 26, 2018
  • Thesis/Dissertation to Grad Coordinator                    November 2, 2018
  • Graduate Recital (portfolio)                                          November 30, 2018
  • Comprehensive Exam                                                   November 30, 2018
  • Exam results and summary                                         December 7, 2018
  • Commencement                                                           December 14, 2018

dates are subject to change