The following deadlines are for theses, dissertations, DMA performances, and DNP final oral presentations only. Students writing master's papers should contact his/her plans of study for deadlines.
|Deadlines by semester||FA19||SP20||SU20|
|Activate intent to graduate on LionPATH||9/10||1/27||6/19|
|Submit doctoral dissertation for format review||9/30||2/17||6/5|
|Submit master's thesis for format review||9/30||2/17||6/5|
|Pass doctoral defense*||10/7||3/6||6/19|
|Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials||11/15||3/30||7/7|
|Pass final performance (DMA students only)||11/15||3/30||7/7|
|Pass final oral presentation (DNP students only)||11/15||3/30||7/7|
*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 his/her plan of study.
More information about Commencement is available at commencement.psu.edu.