Candidates for graduation must file an application to graduate.
The application must be filed online with the registrar by the specific
filing deadline for December, May, or September graduation, as shown
in the academic calendar.
Confirm with the registrar's office that any credits transferred
from another institution are recorded on the transcript.
If there have been any changes in program requirements, confirm
that approval has been obtained in writing from the program chair
and dean of graduate studies and verified by the degree coordinator
in the registrar's office. This includes waivers, courses accepted
in lieu of required courses, and verification that all program degree
requirements have been met.
Satisfactorily complete comprehensive examinations, if applicable.
If completing a thesis or research project -- after approval
by the major adviser, the thesis or project should be submitted to
the respective graduate chair by April 1 for May graduation, August
10 for September graduation, or December 1 for December graduation.
The dean of graduate studies will review and approve all theses. Three
copies of the final bound thesis must be submitted to the graduate
chair before the grade will be registered. Grades must be submitted
by May 10, September 10, and December 10, respectively. It is the
responsibility of the degree candidate to schedule an examination
in defense of thesis when submitting it to the graduate chair.
Verify with the graduate chair that all degree requirements
have been met.
Schedule an exit interview with the dean of graduate studies
at least one month before completion of the last semester.