Please keep in mind that these are the Graduate School deadlines.

You must obtain signatures from your Advisor, Committee Members, and Graduate Program Director as indicated on the forms before submission to the Graduate School

Your academic unit may have internal deadlines you need to meet and other forms that need to be completed before your paperwork is forwarded to the Graduate School


Master’s Deadlines/Last Possible Dates FAQ's 




13 June 2014



M2 for Thesis

Program for Master’s Degree 

Application for Master’s Degree*

Appointment of Thesis Committee

7 July 2014

M3 and one paper copy of thesis

Thesis in Essentially Final Form

18 July 2014


Last Day to Defend Thesis

8 August 2014
12:00 p.m.

M2CR  for thesis and final Approval of Thesis

Report of Thesis Defense
Advisor approval in
Paper copies for archiving option

8 August 2014
5:00 p.m.

M2CR for Exit Projects, Scholarly Papers and Comprehensive Exams



Educational Specialist Deadlines/Last Possible Dates FAQ's




13 June 2014


Program for Educational Specialist Degree

13 June 2014


Intent to Graduate Form

8 August 2014


Report of Scholarly Paper Completion

Doctoral Deadlines/Last Possible Dates FAQ's




13 June 2014


Names of Doctoral Candidates (submitted by Program)

No Later than: (must submit 3 weeks prior to scheduled defense date)

27 June 2014

D6 and D9

Dissertation in Essentially Final Form and Electronic Copy of the Oral Defense Announcement

(Submit 3 weeks prior to your scheduled defense with the last possible date to submit being 3 weeks before the Deadline of the Last Day to Defend below)

18 July 2014


Last Day to Defend Dissertation

25 July 2014


Report of Defense

8 August 2014
12:00 p.m.

D-8 (paper copies only)

Final Approval of the Dissertation by committee chair and submission of final copy (D8/paper, approval in /electronic)

Confirmation of Submission from UMI/Proquest

Completed Survey of Earned Doctorates (Ph.D. only)

All Delayed Grades for Doctoral Candidates

 Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get the forms?
All forms may be downloaded from our website.

How do I know if everything is O.K.? Your program director will be notified of your status periodically through the semester. You should be contacted if there are problems.

When is Graduation? Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday August 4. Both ceremonies will be on the UMSL campus.  Information about the ceremonies will be placed on the Commencement Web Page

How do I get a cap and gown? Caps, gowns, and master's hoods will be available at the University Bookstore during and after the Grad Fair. You will receive information concerning the fair about midpoint during the semester.  Information is also available on the commencement web page.

I won't be at commencement, how do I get my diploma? All diplomas are mailed to students 6 to 8 weeks after the ceremony regardless of participation.