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Thesis, Dissertation, Performance and Oral Presentation Deadlines Calendar

Important Deadlines for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018

The following deadlines are for theses, dissertations, DMA performances, and DNP final oral presentations only. Students writing master's papers should contact his/her programs for deadlines.

Deadlines by semester SU17 FA17 SP18

 

Apply to graduate in LionPATH 6/16 9/5 1/22
Submit doctoral dissertation for format review 6/2 10/2 2/12
Submit master's thesis for format review 6/2 10/2 2/12
Pass doctoral defense* 6/16 10/9 3/2
Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials 7/10 11/17 4/2
Pass final performance (DMA students only) 7/10 11/17 4/2
Pass final oral presentation (DNP students only) 7/10 11/17 4/2

*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 program.

Commencement Schedule

Summer 2017 Commencement

Date: August 12

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center


Fall 2017 Commencement

Date: December 16

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center


Spring 2018 Commencement

Date: May 06

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

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