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Thesis, Dissertation, Performance and Oral Presentation Deadlines Calendar

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.

Important Deadlines for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022
Deadlines by semester FA21 SP22 SU22
Apply to graduate in LionPATH      9/7 1/24 6/17
Submit doctoral dissertation for format review 10/4 2/7  6/3
Submit master's thesis for format review 10/4 2/7 6/3
Pass doctoral defense* 10/11 2/25 6/17
Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials 11/5 3/21 6/28
Pass final performance (DMA students only) 11/5 3/21 6/28
Pass; final oral presentation (DNP students only) 11/5 3/21 6/28
Committee members to approve final thesis/dissertation 11/12 3/28 7/5

*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.

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