Graduation Information

Graduation Information for Graduate Students

GraduatesGraduation ceremonies are held in May and December. August graduates attend the December graduation ceremony. In order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, you must be in compliance with your degree program.




Spring Opens December 15th Closes March15
Summer Opens May 15th Closes July15
Fall  Opens August 15th Closes October15th

     If you graduated in the Summer (August), your name is on that list. Therefore, you do not need to submit another application.


  • You must be enrolled in final courses. 
  • You must have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or better (“C’s are not allowed in some programs)
  • The Program of Study must be on file in the School of Graduate & Professional Studies Department
  • You must be scheduled to complete comps or scheduled to defend thesis/dissertation, if your program requires it, the semester you are graduating
  • You must be fully admitted to a graduate degree and/or graduate certificate program before filing your graduation application.
  • Non-Degree Students are NOT eligible to file for graduation.
  • You must apply no later than the deadline
  • Students participating in  Commencement must have completed all requirements for the degree with no outstanding courses/credits to be completed beyond the academic semester. 
  • Contact your advisor concerning your degree program process.


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