The following deadlines are for theses, dissertations, DMA performances, and DNP final oral presentations only. Students writing master's papers should contact their plan of study for deadlines.
|Deadlines by semester||SP20||SU20||FA20|
|Apply to graduate in LionPATH||1/27||6/19||9/8|
|Submit doctoral dissertation for format review||2/17||6/5||10/5|
|Submit master's thesis for format review||2/17||6/5||10/5|
|Pass doctoral defense*||3/6||6/19||10/12|
|Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials||3/30||7/7||11/13|
|Pass final performance (DMA students only)||3/30||7/7||11/13|
|Pass final oral presentation (DNP students only)||3/30||7/7||11/13|
|Committee members to approve final thesis/dissertation||4/24||8/3||12/11|
*Questions about the doctoral dissertation defense should be directed to Graduate Enrollment Services (814-865-1795). Students with questions regarding the master's thesis defense should contact their plan of study.
More information about Commencement is available at commencement.psu.edu.