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.

Graduation Requirement Due Dates

For degree conferral on:

Sept. 1, 2019 Feb. 1, 2020 June 1, 2020

Application to candidacy due:

July 1, 2019 Oct. 1, 2019 March 1, 2020

All required conferral materials due:

Aug. 9, 2019 Jan. 17, 2020 May 15, 2020

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

  • College of Arts and Sciences

Requirements

All students must have an approved Application to Candidacy form.

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.

School

  • Graduate School of Education
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • 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 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Public Health and Health Professions
  • School of Social Work

Requirements

Apply for graduation in HUB per the deadline listed below. Please refer to the following step-by-step guide on how to apply for graduation in HUB for graduate students.

Graduation Term
Application Deadline
Conferral Date
Fall Oct. 15 Feb. 1
Spring Feb. 22 June 1
Summer July 15
Sept. 1

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.

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.