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Thesis, Dissertation, Performance and Oral Presentation Deadlines Calendar

Important Deadlines for Spring 2022, Summer 2022 and Fall 2022

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 SP22 SU22 FA22
Apply to graduate in LionPATH  1/24 6/17 9/6
Submit doctoral dissertation for format review 2/7 6/3  10/3
Submit master's thesis for format review 2/7 6/3 10/3
Pass doctoral defense* 2/25 6/17 10/10
Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials 3/21 6/28 11/4
Pass final performance (DMA students only) 3/21 6/28 11/4
Pass final oral presentation (Dr.P.H. and DNP students only) 3/21 6/28 11/4
Committee members to approve final thesis/dissertation 3/28 7/5 11/11

*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.

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