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Graduation Deadlines

Graduation Deadlines

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  • 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.

  • Diplomas and Graduate Certificates are mailed, by Registration, after all requirements are confirmed completed, including a zero balance. This process typically occurs 6 to 8 weeks after the end of the semester.

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.  
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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.

Graduate Certificates are mailed after all requirements are confirmed completed, including a zero balance.

Form/Item Description Fall
2019
Spring
2020
Summer
2020
G10 1. Log into MyView - Navigate to-Self Service->Degree Progress->Graduation
THEN
2. Complete App for Graduate Certificate
28
Sep
2019
28
Feb
2020
29
May
2020

 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.  Diplomas are mailed after all requirements are confirmed completed, including a zero balance.

Form/Item Description Fall
2019
Spring
2020
Summer
2020

M4 
AND M2*
*[if req - check with advisor]

1. Log into MyView - Navigate to-Self Service->Degree Progress->Graduation
THEN
2. Complete App for Master's 
 AND
M2 - Appt of Thesis Committee [if required]
28
Sept
2019
28
Feb
2020
29
May
2020
M3 AND
 PDF version of thesis
Master's Thesis in essentially final form
2
Nov
2019
2
April
2020
1
July
2020
Last Day to Defend Thesis
30
Nov
2019
30
Apr
2020
31
July
2020
M2PtB for exit req.
AND
IRL submission of final thesis
[Formatting & Submission info]
Report of Thesis Defense
AND
Advisor approval in IRL@UMSL
[Advisor Instructions]
17
Dec
2019
19
May
2020
11
Aug
2020

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.  Diplomas are mailed after all requirements are confirmed completed, including a zero balance.

Form/Item Description Fall
2019
Spring
2020
Summer
2020
M4 1. Log into MyView - Navigate to-Self Service->Degree Progress->Graduation
THEN
2. Complete App for EdS
28
Sept
2019
28
Feb
2020
29
May
2020
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]
17
Dec
2019
19
May
2020
11
Aug
2020

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 & December, August grads can partipate in the ceremony of their choosing.  Diplomas are mailed after all requirements are confirmed completed, including a zero balance.

Form/Item Description Fall
2019
Spring
2020
Summer
2020
Apply to graduate through MyView
[must have a previously approved D5]

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

28
Sept
2019
28
Feb
2020
29
May
2020
Single Author Dissertations need D6 & D9 AND
Dissertation in essentially final form
----------
[Ed.D. only]
Co-Authored Dissertations need
this D6 [one for each co-author]
AND ONE co-authored D9 for all co-authors
Details about Co-Authored Dissertations
Committee verifies that dissertation is defensible and
agrees to date, time and location of defense
 AND
Oral Defense Announcement
2
Nov
2019

[must be submitted 3 wks prior to defense date]
2
Apr
2020

[must be submitted 3 wks prior to defense date]

2
July
2020

[must be submitted 3 wks prior to defense date]

Last Day to Defend Dissertation 29
Nov
2019
30
Apr
2020
23
July
2020
D7 Report of Defense 1
Dec
2019
1
May
2020
27
July
2020
Final dissertation  submission to IRL@UMSL and ProQuest
[Formatting & Submission]
AND
SED Certificate of Completion
[Ph.D. only] AND
  All Grades must be letter grades
Final Approval of the dissertation by the committee chair
[Advisor Instructions]  
AND
DL grades changed to letter grades
17
Dec
2019
19
May
2020
11
Aug
2020

Graduation FAQ

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