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Thesis, Dissertation, Performance and Oral Presentation Deadlines Calendar

Important Deadlines for Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023

The following deadlines are for theses, dissertations, DMA performances, DNP, DEng, D.B.A., DrPH and DNP final oral presentations only. Students writing master's papers should contact their plan of study for deadlines.

 
Deadlines by semester SP23 SU23 FA23
Apply to graduate in LionPATH  1/23 6/16 9/5
Submit doctoral dissertation for format review 2/6 6/5 10/2
Submit master's thesis for format review 2/6 6/5 10/2
Pass doctoral defense* 2/24 6/16 10/9
Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials 3/20 6/28 11/3
Pass final performance (DMA students only) 3/20 6/28 11/3
Pass final oral presentation (DNP, DEng, D.B.A., Dr.P.H., and DNP students only) 3/20 6/28 11/3
Committee members to approve final thesis/dissertation 3/27 7/5 11/10

*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.

More information about Commencement is available at commencement.psu.edu.

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