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Graduation Deadlines

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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 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.

Form/Item Description Fall 2017
Spring
2018
Summer 2018
Fall
2018
G10 Application for Graduate Certificate 1
October
2017
19
February
2018
11
June
2018
1
October
2018

 

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Master's Degree Deadlines

Form/Item Description Fall
2017
Spring
2018
Summer
2018
Fall
2018
M4
AND
M2 [if required for your degree, check with your advisor]

Application for Graduation
AND
Appointment of Thesis Committee

1
October
2017
19
February
2018
11
June
2018
1
October
2018
M3 and electronic copy of thesis
Master's Thesis in essentially final form
3
November
2017
1
April
2018
2
July
2018
3
November
2018
Last Day to Defend Thesis
27
November
2017
23
April
2018
13
July
2018
27
November
2018
M2PtB for thesis
AND
final approval of thesis
[Submission info here]
Report of Thesis Defense
AND
Advisor approval in IRL@UMSL
[Approval info here]
8
December
2017
5
May
2018
31
July
2018
8
December
2018
M2PtB for Exit Projects, Scholarly Papers and Comprehensive Exams
8
December
2017
5
May
2018
31
July
2018
8
December
2018

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Educational Specialist Degree Deadlines

Form/Item Description Fall
2017
Spring
2018
Summer
2018
Fall
2018
M4 Application for Graduation 1
October
2017
19
February
2018
11
June
2018
1
October
2018
M2PtB Report of scholarly paper completion 8
December
2017
5
May
2018
31
July
2018
8
December
2018

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

Form/Item Description Fall
2017
Spring
2018
Summer
2018
Fall
2018

Names of Doctoral Candidates
intending to graduate

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

15
September
2017
1
February
2018
1
June
2018
14
September
2018

Single Author Dissertations need this
D6 & D9
AND
Dissertation in essentially final form
[no highlights, notes in margins, etc.]

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 here

Committee verifies that dissertation is defensible and
agrees to date, time and location of defense
 AND
Oral Defense Announcement
3
November
2017
[must be submitted
3 wks prior to
defense date]
1
April
2018
[must be submitted
3 wks prior to
defense date]
5
June
2018
[must be submitted

3 wks prior to
defense date]
2
November
2018
[must be submitted

3 wks prior to
defense date]
Last Day to Defend Dissertation 27
November
2017
22
April
2018
22
June
2018
26
November
2018
D7 Report of Defense 30
November
2017
25
April
2018
26
June
2018
29
November
2018

Final dissertation submission to IRL@UMSL and ProQuest
[IRL Submission info here]
AND
SED Certificate of Completion [Ph.D. only]
AND
  All Grades must be letter grades

Final Approval of the dissertation by the committee chair
[Approval info here]  
AND
All DL grades to be changed to letter grades
8
December
2017
4
May
2018
4
August
2018
7
December
2018

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