Graduation Time Limit

Time Limit:

You must complete all degree requirements within five years of your first enrollment in the program.

The Graduate School establishes the deadlines for filing paperwork for graduation. Be sure to check that website for the exact dates, but the approximate current deadlines are as follows:

  • Filing graduation application: middle of the first month of the semester you wish to graduate (i.e., September, February, June)
  • Thesis defense: first week of the last month of the semester you wish to graduate (i.e., December, May, August)
  • Submitting the thesis to the Graduate School: second week of the last month of the semester you wish to graduate (i.e., December, May, August)