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.

Reminders for Operating Remotely

  • Your dissertation or thesis defense may be conducted remotely by being available to relevant students and faculty via an online meeting tool such as WebEx, Zoom or Skype.
  • The M-form is fillable, accepts electronic signatures and should be emailed to the Graduate School at M-forms with original signatures can be photographed and emailed; or if need be, along with the M-form, committee members can email their approval to from their UB email account.

Graduation Requirement Due Dates

For degree conferral on:

Feb. 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 Aug. 31, 2021

Application to candidacy due:

Oct. 1, 2020 March 1, 2021 July 1, 2021

All required conferral materials due:

Jan. 15, 2021 May 14, 2021 Aug. 13, 2021

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.