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The Graduate School

Graduate School Calendar

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Graduating students should meet with their advisor to ensure all preparations for graduation are in order the semester BEFORE they intend to graduate. The Graduate School Calendar is subject to change.

Note: Some graduate programs may have earlier admissions deadlines; please check with your specific program for exact dates. We urge you to begin planning for Graduate School early and to submit all required application materials by the deadlines listed below.

These are priority deadlines, which means completed applications with all official supporting documents received by this date will be processed for the desired semester.

We will continue to accept applications past the deadlines, but cannot guarantee that they will be processed for your desired semester of entry.

  Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016
New Graduate Fellowship Application May 1   Nov 1 n/a   May 1 Nov 1
U.S. Student Application Deadline  Aug 15 Dec 20  April 15   Aug 15  Dec 20
International Student Application and
Readmission Deadline (in and out of country)
April 30   Sept 30 Feb 28   April 30  Sept 30
PhD Nursing  Summer only  Summer only Mar 1   Summer only  Summer only
PhD Human Resource Development Mar 1   Fall only  Fall only  Mar 1  Fall only
Nursing Master's Applicants (except NP)  Mar 15 Oct 15   Fall/Spring only  Mar 15  Oct 15
Nurse Practitioner Feb 15   Sept 15  Fall/Spring only  Feb 15  Sept 15
Graduate Student Orientation Aug 23  Online  Online  Aug 22  Online
Classes Begin  Aug 25  Jan 12

 May 18
June 1
July 6

 TBA

 TBA

Final Date to Request Master's Exam/Dissertation Defense and Submit Copy to Supervising Committee  Nov 7  April 3 Check with advisor  Nov 7

 April 3

Final Date to Submit Approved Thesis/Dissertation to Graduate School for Mechanical Check and Submit Report of Final Master's Examination/Dissertation Defense  Nov 21  April 17  July 24  Nov 21  April 17
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