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Thesis, Dissertation, Performance and Oral Presentation Deadlines Calendar

Important Deadlines for Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019

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 FA18 SP19 SU19

 

Activate intent to graduate on LionPATH 9/4 1/21 6/14
Submit doctoral dissertation for format review 10/1 2/11 5/31
Submit master's thesis for format review 10/1 2/11 5/31
Pass doctoral defense* 10/8 3/1 6/14
Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials 11/16 4/1 7/9
Pass final performance (DMA students only) 11/16 4/1 7/9
Pass final oral presentation (DNP students only) 11/16 4/1 7/9

*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.

Commencement Schedule

Fall 2018 Commencement

Date: December 15

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center


Spring 2019 Commencement

Date: May 5

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center


Summer 2019 Commencement 

Date: August 10

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

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