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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.

  Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
New Graduate Fellowship Application  Nov 1  n/a May 1   Nov 1 n/a 
U.S. Student Application Deadline  Dec 20  May 15  Aug 15 Dec 20  April 15 
International Student Application and
Readmission Deadline (in and out of country)
 Sept 30  Feb 28 April 30   Sept 30 Feb 28 
PhD Nursing  Summer only  Mar 1  Summer only  Summer only Mar 1 
PhD Human Resource Development  Fall only  Fall only Mar 1   Fall only  Fall only
Nursing Master's Applicants (except NP)  Oct 15  Fall/Spring only  Mar 15 Oct 15   Fall/Spring only
Nurse Practitioner  Sept 15  Fall/Spring only Feb 15   Sept 15  Fall/Spring only
Graduate Student Orientation  Online  Online TBA  Online  Online
Classes Begin  Jan 13

 May 19
June 9
July 14

 Aug 25  Jan 12

 May 18
June 1
July 6

Final Date to Request Master's Exam/Dissertation Defense and Submit Copy to Supervising Committee  April 14

 Check with advisor

 Nov 7  April 3 Check with advisor
Final Date to Submit Approved Thesis/Dissertation to Graduate School for Mechanical Check and Submit Report of Final Master's Examination/Dissertation Defense  April 28  July 25  Nov 21  April 17  July 24