Graduation Deadlines

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

Form/Item Description Spring 2017
Deadline
Summer 2017
Deadline
[Conferral only, 
no ceremony]
Fall 2017
Deadline
G10 Application for Graduate Certificate 17
February
2017
9
June
2017
15
September
2017

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Master's Degree

Form/Item Description Spring 2017
Deadline
Summer 2017
Deadline
[Conferral only,
no ceremony]
Fall 2017
Deadline
M4
AND
M2 [if required for your degree, check with your advisor]

Application for Graduation
AND
Appointment of Thesis Committee

17
February
2017

9
June
2017
15
September
2017
M3 and electronic copy of thesis
Master's Thesis in essentially final form
31
March
2017
30
June
2017
3
November
2017
Last Day to Defend Thesis
21
April
2017
21
July
2017
24
November
2017
M2CR for thesis
AND
final approval of thesis
[upload final version here - http://irl.umsl.edu/]
Report of Thesis Defense
AND
Advisor approval in http://irl.umsl.edu/
30
April
2017
28
July
2017
8
December
2017
M2CR for Exit Projects, Scholarly Papers and Comprehensive Exams
30
April
2017
28
July
2017
8
December
2017

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Educational Specialist Degree

Form/Item Description Spring 2017
Deadline
Summer 2017
Deadline
[Conferral only,
no ceremony]
Fall 2017
Deadline
M4 Application for Graduation 17
February
2017
9
June
2017
15
September
2017
M2CR Report of scholarly paper completion 30
April
2017
28
July
2017
8
December
2017

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

Form/Item Description Spring 2017
Deadline
Summer 2017
Deadline
[Conferral only,
no ceremony]
Fall 2017
Deadline

Names of Doctoral Candidates intending to graduate

Submitted by Program Director, via e-mail, to GradSchoolFormsATumslDOTedu

17
February
2017
9
June
2017
15
September
2017
D6 & D9
AND
Dissertation in essentially final form
[no highlights, notes in margins, etc.]
Committee verifies that dissertation is defensible and agrees to date, time and location of defense
 AND
Oral Defense Announcement
31
March
2017
[must be submitted 3 wks prior to defense date]
30
June
2017
[must be submitted 3 wks prior to defense date]
3
November
2017
[must be submitted 3 wks prior to defense date]
Last Day to Defend Dissertation 21
April
2017
21
July
2017
24
November
2017
D7 Report of Defense 24
April
2017
24
July
2017
27
November
2017

Final Advisor approval IRL @ UMSL for detailed information, click Dissertation Procedures
AND
SED Certificate of Completion [Ph.D. only]
AND
Confirmation of submission to ProQuest
AND
All Grades must be letter grades

Final Approval of the dissertation by the committee chair in IRL @ UMSL http://irl.umsl.edu/  
AND
All DL grades to be changed to letter grades
5
May
2017
28
July
2017
8
December
2017

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