Thesis, Dissertation, Performance and Oral Presentation Deadlines Calendar
Important Deadlines for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024
The following deadlines are for theses, dissertations, DMA performances and DEng, D.B.A., Dr.P.H., and DNP final oral presentations only. Students writing master's papers should contact their plan of study for deadlines.
|Deadlines by semester||FA23||SP24||SU24|
|Apply to graduate in LionPATH||9/5||1/22||6/14|
|Submit doctoral dissertation for format review||10/2||2/5||6/3|
|Submit master's thesis for format review||10/2||2/5||6/3|
|Pass doctoral defense*||10/9||2/23||6/14|
|Submit final thesis or dissertation and supporting materials||11/3||3/18||6/26|
|Pass final performance (DMA students only)||11/3||3/18||6/26|
|Pass final oral presentation (DNP, DEng, D.B.A., and Dr.P.H. students only)||11/3||3/18||6/26|
|Committee members to approve final thesis/dissertation||11/10||3/25||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.
More information about Commencement is available at commencement.psu.edu.