Master’s Degree Completion Deadlines

Note: The deadline for all Spring 2020 graduation applicants to complete degree requirements has been extended through September 11, 2020. Students may request an additional extension to October 30, 2020 by emailing and explaining their circumstances. This option is only available to students who filed an application for Spring graduation and who do not require registration in any credits beyond Spring 2020.  

If you withdrew your Spring 2020 application, and would like to now utilize the extended completion deadline, you may request that your Spring term degree application be reinstated by emailing


Spring 2020SUMMER 2020Fall 2020
Priority deadline to submit the application for advanced degree in GradWeb

April 10

July 3

Extended to July 10

October 9
Final deadline to submit the application for advanced degree in GradWeb (an override from your department is required if applying after the priority deadline)May 15*August 7*November 13
Last day to upload your completed and approved thesis and submit signed forms to the Graduate SchoolJune 8August 31December 7

Official degree conferral date (the date of your degree as it will appear on your transcript and diploma)

June 15September 12December 12
Last day for department to submit the statement of completion of requirements in GradWebJune 23September 22December 21

*It is highly recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. If you miss the priority deadline, you must contact your department to request a deadline override. After the final deadline, we cannot guarantee that your application will be accepted; you must contact the Graduate School to discuss your options for late application. 

Getting ready to graduate? See our master’s graduation checklist to be sure you have what is needed to graduate on time.