Graduation Information

Graduation Information for Graduate Students

Deadlines to Apply

Spring       Opens December 15th    Closes March 15th
Summer    Opens May 15th             Closes July 15th
Fall           Opens August 15th         Closes October 15th

Graduation 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.

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

FILING ELIGIBILITY RULES: The Office of Academic Affairs will enforce the Commencement Policy as stated:

No one walks across the stage with any of the following:

Deficient number of hours or grade point average in Banner
Unprocessed incomplete grades or grade changes (with the exception of Thesis/Dissertation)
Comprehensive exam retakes for a future semester
Pending defense dates for thesis or dissertation         

Therefore, consult with your advisor if you have any questions about your program. Certificate students will not participate in the commencement ceremony. In addition, graduate level students do not have academic honors recognition because you are required to maintain a level of excellence. May you continue to “Think. Work. Serve.”

Examination Administer Schedule for 2023-2024
Fall 2023
September 9, 2024          Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
September 16, 2024        Qualifying Examination
October 21, 2023            Masters and Specialist Comprehesnive Examination

Spring 2024
February 3, 2024            Qualifying Exam
February 10, 2024          Doctoral Comprehensive Exam
February 24, 2024          Masters and Specialist Comprehensive Examination

Summer 2024
June 1, 2024                 Qualifying Examination
June 8, 2024                 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
June 8, 2024                 Masters and Specialist Examination