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Graduation Deadlines

NEW PROCESS FOR GRADUATION APPLICATIONS [M4/G10] IS LIVE!

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Graduation Deadlines

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    • Do not use Adobe "Collect Signatures/Send for Signatures" feature.
  • 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

  • These are firm deadlines, forms will not be accepted after the deadline date.

If you are a doctoral or EdS student [currently active in a doctoral or EdS program] who is earning your Master’s along the way, please complete this form first, so that we can enable the application to your request for the master’s degree

  • If you are unsure if this applies to you, contact your Graduate Program Director.  
  • Since we are requesting student specific information, you’ll need to login with your UMSL credentials, so please log out of your personal GMail, etc prior to clicking on the above link.  

  • Problems accessing the Google form? Click here for help

Please click on the appropriate program name below for the degree or certificate you are applying.

Graduate Certificate / Master's Degree / Educational Specialist Degree / Doctoral Degree

 Frequently Asked Graduation Questions


Graduate Certificate Deadlines

There is a distinct difference between a graduate certificate and teacher certification.  A graduate certificate is a credential awarded by UMSL.  They are managed by the Graduate School in much the same way as a master’s degree.  If you wish to receive a Graduate Certificate, you should use the G10 link to apply for the certificate. 

Teacher Certification is a process of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The state sets the requirements and evaluates applicants.  The Graduate School is not directly involved in this process, and you should not use the G10 application to apply for teacher certification.  The College of Education runs UMSL’s programs that lead to teacher certification.  If you have any questions about how to obtain teacher certification, you should contact OASIS at 314-516-5937.

Commencement ceremonies are in May and December, August grads can partipate in the ceremony of their choosing.

Form/Item Description Spring
2019
Summer
2019
[conferral only]
Fall
2019
G10 1. Log into MyView - Navigate to - Self Service -> Degree Progress -> Graduation
THEN
2. Complete App for Graduate Certificate
22
February
2019
27
May
2019
28
Sep
2019

 Graduation FAQ - Student Instructions for new graduation application process here!                    

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Master's Degree Deadlines

Commencement ceremonies are in May and December, August grads can partipate in the ceremony of their choosing.

Form/Item Description Spring
2019
Summer 2019
[conferral only]
Fall
2019
M4
AND

M2
[if req for your degree, check with your advisor]
1. Log into MyView - Navigate to - Self Service -> Degree Progress -> Graduation
THEN
2. Complete App for Master's 
 AND

Appt of Thesis Committee
22
February
2019
27
May
2019
28
September
2019
M3 AND
 PDF version of thesis
Master's Thesis in essentially final form
1
April
2019
1
July
2019
2
November
2019
Last Day to Defend Thesis
19
April
2019
12
July
2019
30
November
2019
M2PtB for thesis, exit project & comprehensive exam
AND
IRL submission of final thesis
[Formatting and Submission info]
Report of Thesis Defense
AND
Advisor approval in IRL@UMSL
[Advisor Instructions]
3
May
2019
2
August
2019
7
December
2019

Graduation FAQ - Student Instructions for new graduation application process here!

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Educational Specialist Degree Deadlines

Commencement ceremonies are in May and December, August grads can partipate in the ceremony of their choosing.

Form/Item Description Spring
2019
Summer
2019
[conferral only]
Fall
2019
M4 1. Log into MyView - Navigate to - Self Service -> Degree Progress -> Graduation
THEN
2. Complete App for EdS
22
February
2019
27
May
2019
28
September
2019
M2PtB for scholarly paper
AND
IRL submission of final scholarly paper
[Formatting and Submission info]
Report of scholarly paper defense
AND
Advisor approval in IRL@UMSL
[Advisor Instructions]
3
May
2019
2
August
2019
7
December
2019

Graduation FAQ - Student Instructions for new graduation application process here!

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Doctoral Degree - Ph.D., Ed.D., D.N.P. Deadlines

Commencement ceremonies are in May and December, August doctoral grads can partipate in the December ceremony.

Form/Item Description Spring
2019
Summer
2019
[conferral only]
Fall
2019
Apply to graduate through MyView
[must have a previously approved D5]

Log into MyView - Navigate to - Self Service -> Degree Progress -> Graduation

22
February
2019
27
May
2019
28
September
2019
Single Author Dissertations need D6 & D9
AND
Dissertation in essentially final form
----------
Co-Authored Dissertations need
this D6 [one for each co-author]
&
ONE co-authored D9 for all co-authors
[applies only to Ed.D.]

Details about Co-Authored Dissertations
Committee verifies that dissertation is defensible and
agrees to date, time and location of defense
 AND
Oral Defense Announcement
1
April
2019
[must be submitted
3 wks prior to
defense date]
22
June
2019
[must be submitted
3 wks prior to
defense date]
2
November
2019
[must be submitted 3 wks prior to defense date]
Last Day to Defend Dissertation 22
April
2019
12
July
2019
23
November
2019
D7 Report of Defense 25
April
2019
15
July
2019
25
November
2019
Final dissertation  submission to IRL@UMSL and ProQuest
[Formatting and Submission info]
AND
SED Certificate of Completion [Ph.D. only]
AND
  All Grades must be letter grades
AND
Must have a zero account balance
Final Approval of the dissertation by the committee chair
[Advisor Instructions]  
AND
All DL grades to be changed to letter grades
4
May
2019
2
August
2019
7
December
2019

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