Degree Progression and Forms

Ph.D.

Form/Deadline

Due Date

Annual Report*

Last Day of the Final Exams of each Spring Semester

Initial Ph.D. Advisory Committee Meeting Report*

End of the 2nd semester of enrollment

pre-Comprehensive Exam Advisory Committee Meeting Report*

End of the 3rd semester of enrollment

Report on the Doctoral Comprehensive Examination*

End of the 4th semester of enrollment

Report on the Defense of the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal*

End of the semester following passing the Comprehensive Examination

Application for Admission to Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Upon Passing the Defense of the Doctoral Dissertation Proposal

Application for Diploma for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Enrollment Day 10 of terminal semester

Nomination of Members For The Final Examination Committee

6 months prior to defense

Deliver Dissertation to Readers

4 weeks prior to the defense

Announcement of Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

2 weeks prior to the defense

Certification of Completion of Doctoral Dissertation

2 weeks prior to the defense

Deliver Dissertation to the Committee

2 weeks prior to the defense

Report on the Defense of the Doctoral Dissertation*

7 weeks prior to commencement

Approval Sheet

3 weeks prior to commencement

* Departmental form; all others are submitted to the Graduate School

Master’s Degree

Form/Deadline

Due Date

Annual Report*

Last Day of the Final Exams
of each Spring Semester

Initial M.S. Advisory Committee Meeting Report*

End of the 2nd semester of enrollment

Application for Diploma for Master’s Degree

Enrollment Day 10 of terminal semester

Nomination of Members For The Final Examination Committee

2 months prior to defense

Deliver Thesis to Readers

4 weeks prior to the defense

Certification of Completion of Master’s Thesis

2 weeks prior to the defense

Deliver Thesis to the Committee

2 weeks prior to the defense

Report on the Defense of the Master’s Thesis*

7 weeks prior to commencement

Certification of Completion of Master’s Degree Requirements

3 weeks prior to commencement

Approval Sheet

3 weeks prior to commencement

* Departmental form; all others are submitted to the Graduate School