Important Dates for M.A. Students

2022-2023

August 19 Fall semester begins
October 1

Deadline for May 2023 graduates to file Departmental Request for Candidacy form.

October 8

MA-Part 2 and MFA Comprehensive Exam distributed (9 AM).

October 11

MA-Part 2 and MFA Comprehensive Exam due (5 PM).

November 1

Deadline to submit thesis or project proposals (for Spring 2021 ENGL 299 units) to the English Department Graduate Committee.

November 4 Deadline for December 2022 graduates to submit signed theses to the Graduate Studies Office 
December 15 Deadline for signing up to take the Spring 2023 MA and MFA Comprehensive Exams
January 11 Deadline for December 2022 graduates to submit thesis for publication (or embargo)
February 1

Deadline for May 2022 graduates to submit their “Departmental Request for Candidacy” form to GAPE. Requires the MA or MFA advisor’s signature

Deadline for May 2022 graduates to submit their Graduate Application to GAPE

March 12 Saturday 10:00 -12:00 am Part 1 MA Exam
March 18 MA Part 2 Exam and MFA Exam Published
March 20 MA Part 2 Exam and MFA Exam Due
April 1 Deadline for December 2022 graduates to file their “Request for Candidacy” forms (requires MA or MFA advisor’s signature)
December 15 Deadline for signing up to take the spring 2021 MA and MFA Comprehensive Exams
January 11 Deadline for December 2021 graduates to submit thesis for publication (or embargo)
February 1 Deadline for May 2021 graduates to submit their “Departmental Request for Candidacy” form to GAPE. Requires the MA or MFA advisor’s signature

Deadline for May 2021 graduates to submit their Graduate Application to GAPE
March 12 Saturday 10:00 -12:00 am Part 1 MA Exam
March 18 MA Part 2 Exam and MFA Exam Published
March 20 MA Part 2 Exam and MFA Exam Due
April 1

Deadline for December 2022 graduates to file their “Request for Candidacy” forms (requires MA or MFA advisor’s signature)

Deadline for May 2022 graduates to submit signed theses to the Graduate Studies Office. 

April 4 Deadline for 2022-2023 TA and GA applications
April 15 Thesis proposals for Fall 2023 credit due to the graduate committee.
April 24 Thesis due to Graduate Studies for May 2022 graduates.
May 15 Last day to sign-up for the Fall 2023 MA-Part 2 and MFA Exams.
June 8 Last day for May 2023 graduates to submit approved MA and MFA theses for electronic publication. (Remember to select the “embargo” option.)
July 1 Deadline for August 2023 graduates to submit approved theses to Graduate Studies.