All students must apply for graduation in their Student Profile by the deadline specified on the Registrar’s website (See “Important Dates” under Registration and Semester Schedule Information). Graduation application deadlines are scheduled well in advance to allow time for student degree evaluations, in addition to Commencement preparation. An additional fee of $25.00 is assessed for late applications; however, only those applications filed by the published dates can be guaranteed sufficient processing time for Commencement and Graduation.

To qualify for graduation, students must (a) have completed all required coursework; (b) have a grade point average in all coursework of at least 3.0 in the program of study; (c) if required, have successfully completed the comprehensive examination; (d) if required, have the approval of the advisor and appropriate dean on the thesis, essay, or creative project.