Thesis & Dissertation

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Number 1  Understanding Deadlines and Requirements

The final requirement in earning a graduate degree is the completion and defense of the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. Understanding the steps and associated deadlines in the thesis/dissertation submission and degree conferral process is necessary to establish a successful plan and realistic timeframe. 

2020-2021 Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadlines:

  • December 31, 2020 conferral, deadline is December 1.
  • For May 30, 2021 conferral, deadline is May 1.
  • For August 16, 2021 conferral, deadline is August 1.

See our Planning Timeline for more detailed information.