The Graduate School

Graduate School Calendar

See the Academic Calendar

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 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017
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
Master of Accountancy June 15 Oct 15 Mar 15 June 15 Oct 15
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 15 Online Online Aug 13 Online
Classes Begin Aug 24 Jan 19

May 16
June 6
July 11

Aug 22

Jan 17

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