How to Apply for Degrees

Review the full requirements for degree candidates

PLEASE READ: Memo regarding in-person and virtual defenses for candidates and their committee members due to the university's COVID-19 restrictions. This includes all graduating students for May 2020 (Master's Non-Thesis, Master's with Thesis, and Ph.D. students)


  • October 1, 2019, for an October-dated degree
  • January 13, 2020, for a January-dated degree
  • May-dated degree:
    • April 1, 2020, for diploma application
    • May 1, 2020, for degree materials

All forms must be submitted before the deadline (the office closes at 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date).

Degree Application Checklists

Helpful Links

Contact Barbara Sirman by phone, 848-932-8122, or email