The Graduate School

Fall 2011 Deadlines

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





16 September 2011

M1 and M4*

Program for Master’s Degree and Application for Master’s Degree

4 November 2011

M3 and one paper copy of thesis

Thesis in Essentially Final Form

18 November 2011


Last Day to Defend Thesis

16 December 2011
12:00 p.m.

M2CR  for thesis and final Approval of Thesis

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

16 December2011
5:00 p.m.

M2CR for Exit Projects, Scholarly Papers and Comprehensive Exams








*College of Education Students should submit the Intent to Graduate form to 123 SCCB in lieu of the M4.

Educational Specialist Deadlines/Last Possible Dates FAQ's




16 September 2011


Program for Educational Specialist Degree

16 September 2011

Intent to Graduate Form

Submitted to College of Education

16 December 2011


Report of Scholarly Paper Completion


Doctoral Deadlines/Last Possible Dates FAQ's




16 September 2011


Names of Doctoral Candidates (submitted by Program)

28 October 2011

D6 and D9

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

18 November 2011


Last Day to Defend Dissertation

16 December 2011
12:00 p.m.


D-8 (paper copies only)

Report of Defense

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 and 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 December 17. All ceremonies will be on the UM-St. Louis 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.