Graduation Requirements & Deadlines

The Graduate School has a set of requirements for each degree that must be submitted to our office in order to have your degree conferred. Let us help you on your journey to graduation.

Requirements by Degree Type

For each degree type, there are specific requirements that must be submitted to the Graduate School, prior to set deadlines, in order to have your degree conferred. Find your degree below to determine what requirements you must submit.

Doctor of Audiology (AUD)

The following items are required for conferral of an AUD degree:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The following items are required for conferral of a DNP degree:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Please review the Doctoral Degree Checklist for Graduation. The following items are required for conferral of a PhD degree:

Master's Degree

Requirements for Master's degrees vary by school. Please find the school you are associated with to determine your requirements.

School

  • Graduate School of Education
  • Roswell Park Graduate Division
  • School of Architecture and Planning
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • School of Management
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • School of Social Work

Requirements

Applied for graduation in HUB. Visit the Registrar’s website for instructions.

Students completing an exam, paper, project or portfolio: Your department must complete the appropriate culminating experience milestone in HUB.

Students completing a thesis: Submit completed M-Form for Master's Degrees With Thesis and All PhD Degrees and electronic submission of your thesis. Please see our Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission page for submission instructions.

School

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Public Health and Health Professions

Requirements

All students must have an approved Application to Candidacy.

Students completing an exam, paper, project or portfolio: Submit a completed M-Form for AuD, DNP and Master's Degrees With Exam, Paper, Project or Portfolio.

Students completing a thesis: Submit completed M-Form for Master's Degrees With Thesis and All PhD Degrees and electronic submission of your thesis. Please see our Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission page for submission instructions.

Other Degrees (DDS, DPT, EdD, EdM, JD, MBA, MD, MSW and PharmD)

The Graduate School does not handle your degree conferral. Please contact your academic department for the details about your graduation requirements.

Graduation Requirement Due Dates

For degree conferral on:

September 1, 2018
February 1, 2019 June 1, 2019

Application to candidacy due:

July 1, 2018 October 1, 2018 March 1, 2019

All required conferral materials due:

August 10, 2018 January 18, 2019   May 17, 2019