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Master's Students with a Thesis or Report

To help you have a successful last semester of your graduate studies, please refer to this deadline checklist. As you see in the checklist, there are specific deadlines for some requirements. In order for you to graduate and participate in commencement the semester you intend, the Graduate School has hard deadlines you must comply with. While the other steps on this list don't have hard deadlines, we highly recommend you complete the tasks in the order listed. Please refer to the master's degree checklist for prior semester requirements. Print the deadline calendar (pdf).

 
Intended Semester of Graduation
Items with deadlines must be completed by the posted date to officially graduate and to participate in commencement.
Fall 2017 
Spring 2018 
Summer 2018

Before your final examination

 
  • Complete the Graduation Application on your KSIS account.
    • NOTE: Completing the Graduation Application will NOT register you for commencement.
    • If you wish to attend commencement, a link to register is available at the bottom of this list. 
Sept. 29Feb. 28June 29
   
  • Make certain you are enrolled for the current semester. 
   
   
Oct. 24March 30 

Preparing to submit your electronic thesis or report

   
Nov. 17April 20Aug. 10
  • Determine with your major professor if your ETDR should have a delayed publication. If so, follow procedures to embargo your ETDR.
   
Nov. 17April 20Aug. 10
   

Submitting your final electronic thesis or report

   
Nov. 17April 20Aug. 10
   

Follow up 

   
   
Nov. 17April 20Aug. 10
Nov. 17April 20Aug. 10
Nov. 17April 20Aug. 10
   
  • If you plan on sending your diploma internationally, see eShipGlobal
   
Nov. 17April 20**

**Students who graduate in the summer term may attend the following December or May commencement ceremony. 

 

If you do not meet all of the requirements by the deadlines listed above, but you complete all degree requirements by the end of the current term, you will graduate in the following term without having to enroll. 
Fall 2017: If you do not complete all requirements by the deadlines listed above for the fall semester, but you complete all requirements by Dec. 15, 2017 you will graduate in Spring 2018 without having to enroll in Spring 2018. 
Spring 2018: If you do not complete all requirements by the deadlines listed above for the spring semester, but you complete all requirements by May 4, 2018, you will graduate in Summer 2018 without having to enroll in Summer 2018.