Candidacy and Graduation Deadlines

The deadlines provided here are University deadlines and must be met in order for you to graduate on time. You should contact your Graduate Advisor for departmental deadlines covering thesis, project, and/or comprehensive examinations.

When to submit
2015 Graduation
August 2014 Graduation
December 2014

Departmental Request for Candidacy Form


After completion of 9 units and completion of Written Competency

Oct. 1, 2014

Feb. 7, 2014 April 1, 2014

Application for Award of Master's Degree 
Graduation Date Change Request for Award of Master's Degree


After candidacy has been approved by Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations Feb. 13, 2015 June 6, 2014 Sept. 12, 2014

Thesis for review to Graduate Studies and Research


After your thesis committee has 
approved your thesis
Apr. 1, 2015

July 1, 2014 Oct. 31, 2014

Thesis for publication to Graduate Studies and Research


After Graduate Studies and Research 
has approved your thesis
June 12, 2014 Sept. 12, 2014 Jan. 20, 2015

Apart from the Plan A Thesis, all other documents listed above should be submitted to Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations in the Student Services Center by the posted deadline.

For a copy of the current University Thesis Guidelines, detailed instructions on how and where to submit the thesis, as well as general contact information regarding thesis related questions, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies and Research website.