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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 Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021
Deadlines by semester SU21 FA21 SP22
Apply to graduate in LionPATH 6/18 9/7 1/24
Submit doctoral dissertation for format review 6/4 10/4 2/7
Submit master's thesis for format review 6/4 10/4 2/7
Pass doctoral defense* 6/18 10/11 2/25
Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials 6/29 11/5 3/21
Pass final performance (DMA students only) 6/29 11/5 3/21
Pass; final oral presentation (DNP students only) 6/29 11/5 3/21
Committee members to approve final thesis/dissertation 7/6 11/12 3/28

*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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