How to Apply for Degrees

Review the full requirements for degree candidates

PLEASE READ: Given current extraordinary circumstances, the School of Graduate Studies will permit remote defenses for candidates and their committee members.  Please read detailed instructions under the checklist appropriate to you. *Signatures of a committee must be verifiable. This includes (but not limited to) e-signatures such as docusign or adobe sign. Scanned signatures are also acceptable. In lieu of a verifiable digital signature, a committee member can type their name into the field and then provide a written email/letter attesting their approval as an appendix to this form. Please see checklists and candidacy forms for detailed instructions.


  • October 1, 2020, for an October 2020 dated degree
  • January 6, 2021 for a January 2021 dated degree
  • April 1, 2021 for a May 2021 dated degree

Degree Application Checklists

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