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Electronic Theses & Dissertation

Deadlines for Theses and Dissertation

Select your graduation term below:

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Doctoral Students
- 2017 Expected Graduation Terms
-- Spring Term: 2017

Important Dates: Doctoral Students
Last day to submit form D-1 10/02/2015
Last day to submit form D-2 Refer to section 4 of Important Information below
Last day to submit form D-3 04/01/2016
Last day to submit form D-5 Three weeks before your defense*
Last day to hold the defense 03/31/2017
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form 04/21/2017
*03/10/2017 is the last day to submit your D5 if you are defending on the last day to hold the defense, 03/31/2017.

-- Summer Term: 2017

Important Dates: Doctoral Students
Last day to submit form D-1 02/19/2016
Last day to submit form D-2 Refer to section 4 of Important Information below
Last day to submit form D-3 07/01/2016
Last day to submit form D-5 Three weeks before your defense*
Last day to hold the defense 06/30/2017
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form 07/21/2017
*06/09/2017 is the last day to submit your D5 if you are defending on the last day to hold the defense, 06/30/2017.

-- Fall Term: 2017

Important Dates: Doctoral Students
Last day to submit form D-1 06/10/2016
Last day to submit form D-2 Refer to section 4 of Important Information below
Last day to submit form D-3 11/10/2016**
Last day to submit form D-5 Three weeks before your defense*
Last day to hold the defense 11/09/2017**
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form 12/01/2017
*10/20/2017 is the last day to submit your D5 if you are defending on the last day to hold the defense, 11/09/2017.
**D3 due date and the last day to hold defense are listed to accommodate the Veteran's Day Holiday.

- 2018 Expected Graduation Terms
-- Spring Term: 2018

Important Dates: Doctoral Students
Last day to submit form D-1 09/30/2016
Last day to submit form D-2 Refer to section 4 of Important Information below
Last day to submit form D-3 03/31/2017
Last day to submit form D-5 Three weeks before your defense*
Last day to hold the defense 03/30/2018
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form 04/20/2018
*03/09/2018 is the last day to submit your D5 if you are defending on the last day to hold the defense, 03/30/2018.

-- Summer Term: 2018

Important Dates: Doctoral Students
Last day to submit form D-1 02/17/2017
Last day to submit form D-2 Refer to section 4 of Important Information below
Last day to submit form D-3 06/30/2017
Last day to submit form D-5 Three weeks before your defense*
Last day to hold the defense 06/29/2018
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form 07/20/2018
*06/08/2018 is the last day to submit your D5 if you are defending on the last day to hold the defense, 06/29/2018.

-- Fall Term: 2018

Important Dates: Doctoral Students
Last day to submit form D-1 06/02/2017
Last day to submit form D-2 Refer to section 4 of Important Information below
Last day to submit form D-3 11/03/2017
Last day to submit form D-5 *To be determined
Last day to hold the defense *To be determined
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form *To be determined

- 2019 Expected Graduation Terms
-- Spring Term: 2019

Important Dates: Doctoral Students
Last day to submit form D-1 09/29/2017
Last day to submit form D-2 Refer to section 4 of Important Information below
Last day to submit form D-3 03/23/2018
Last day to submit form D-5 *To be determined
Last day to hold the defense *To be determined
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form *To be determined

-- Summer Term: 2019

Important Dates: Doctoral Students
Last day to submit form D-1 02/16/2018
Last day to submit form D-2 Refer to section 4 of Important Information below
Last day to submit form D-3 06/29/2018
Last day to submit form D-5 *To be determined
Last day to hold the defense *To be determined
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form *To be determined

-- Fall Term: 2019

Important Dates: Doctoral Students
Last day to submit form D-1 06/01/2018
Last day to submit form D-2 Refer to section 4 of Important Information below
Last day to submit form D-3 *To be determined
Last day to submit form D-5 *To be determined
Last day to hold the defense *To be determined
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form *To be determined

Important Information:
(1) These are the dates forms are due TO the University Graduate School. Students must also meet departmental and college deadlines. Failure to meet these deadlines could delay graduation. Consult with the College website or your Graduate Program Director for this information. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to make sure forms are received by the University Graduate School on time.
(2) All defenses must be held no earlier than the first Friday and no later than the last Friday in a given semester.
For Spring 2017, the earliest date would be 01/13/17;
For Summer 2017, the earliest date would be 05/12/17.
For Fall 2017, the earliest date would be 08/25/17;
For Spring 2018, the earliest date would be 01/12/18;
For Summer 2018, the earliest date would be 05/11/18.
(3) FORM D-1 should be submitted by doctoral students as soon as the dissertation committee has been formed. FORM D-1 should typically be submitted one semester before FORM D-3 but no later than the deadline: FOUR semesters before the anticipated graduation term.
(4) FORM D-2: This candidacy form must be submitted to UGS by no later than five business days before the first day of classes. Candidacy forms must be on file and approved by UGS by the first day of classes in the term in which the student advances to doctoral candidacy. Students cannot register in dissertation credits without an approved D2 on file at UGS.
(5) FORM D-3 should be submitted by doctoral students as soon as the dissertation proposal has been developed and approved by the dissertation committee. This should be early in the dissertation process to allow maximum dissertation committee input. Form D-3 should typically be submitted within a semester after FORM D-2 but no later than the deadline: THREE semesters before the anticipated graduation term.
(6) FORM D-5 must be submitted to the University Graduate School at least 3 weeks before the date of the defense or by the deadline (whichever date is earlier).

Masters Students
- 2017 Expected Graduation Terms
-- Spring Term: 2017

Important Dates: Masters Students
Last day to submit form M-1 06/10/2016
Last day to submit form M-2 11/10/2016**
Last day to submit form M-3 Three weeks before your defense*
Last day to hold the defense 03/31/2017
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form 04/21/2017
*03/10/2017 is the last day to submit your M3 if you are defending on the last day to hold the defense, 03/31/2017.
**M2 due date is listed to accommodate the Veteran's Day Holiday.

-- Summer Term: 2017

Important Dates: Masters Students
Last day to submit form M-1 09/30/2016
Last day to submit form M-2 03/31/2017
Last day to submit form M-3 Three weeks before your defense*
Last day to hold the defense 06/30/2017
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form 07/21/2017
*06/09/2017 is the last day to submit your M3 if you are defending on the last day to hold the defense, 06/30/2017.

-- Fall Term: 2017

Important Dates: Masters Students
Last day to submit form M-1 02/17/2017
Last day to submit form M-2 06/30/2017
Last day to submit form M-3 Three weeks before your defense*
Last day to hold the defense 11/09/2017**
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form 12/01/2017
*10/20/2017 is the last day to submit your D5 if you are defending on the last day to hold the defense, 11/09/2017.
**The last day to hold defense is listed to accommodate the Veteran's Day Holiday.

- 2018 Expected Graduation Terms
-- Spring Term: 2018

Important Dates: Masters Students
Last day to submit form M-1 06/02/2017
Last day to submit form M-2 11/03/2017
Last day to submit form M-3 Three weeks before your defense*
Last day to hold the defense 03/30/2018
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form 04/20/2018
*03/09/2018 is the last day to submit your D5 if you are defending on the last day to hold the defense, 03/30/2018.

-- Summer Term: 2018

Important Dates: Masters Students
Last day to submit form M-1 09/29/2017
Last day to submit form M-2 03/23/2018
Last day to submit form M-3 Three weeks before your defense*
Last day to hold the defense 06/29/2018
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form 07/20/2018
*06/08/2018 is the last day to submit your D5 if you are defending on the last day to hold the defense, 06/29/2018.

-- Fall Term: 2018

Important Dates: Masters Students
Last day to submit form M-1 02/16/2018
Last day to submit form M-2 06/29/2018
Last day to submit form M-3 *To be determined
Last day to hold the defense *To be determined
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form *To be determined

- 2019 Expected Graduation Terms
-- Spring Term: 2019

Important Dates: Masters Students
Last day to submit form M-1 06/01/2018
Last day to submit form M-2 *To be determined
Last day to submit form M-3 *To be determined
Last day to hold the defense *To be determined
Last day to submit Final ETD Approval form *To be determined

Important Information:
(1) These are the dates forms are due TO the University Graduate School. Students must also meet departmental and college deadlines. Failure to meet these deadlines could delay graduation. Consult with the College website or your Graduate Program Director for this information. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to make sure forms are received by the University Graduate School on time.
(2) All defenses must be held no earlier than the first Friday and no later than the last Friday in a given semester.
For Spring 2017, the earliest date would be 01/13/17;
For Summer 2017, the earliest date would be 05/12/17;
For Fall 2017, the earliest date would be 08/25/17;
For Spring 2018, the earliest date would be 01/12/18;
For Summer 2018, the earliest date would be 05/11/18.
(3) FORM M-1 should be submitted by master's students as soon as the thesis committee has been formed.
FORM M-1 should typically be submitted one semester before FORM M-2 but no later than the deadline: TWO semesters before the anticipated graduation term.
(4) FORM M-2 should be submitted by master's students no later than the deadline: ONE semester before the anticipated graduation term.
(5) FORM M-3 must be submitted to the University Graduate School at least 3 weeks before the date of the defense or by the deadline (whichever date is earlier).