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Master of Public Health Program

Steps to Graduation

Degree Completion Requirements and Graduation: Please review the pdfs posted on the Graduate School website under “Graduation and Commencement Information” at: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/students/graduation/  The pdfs list important deadlines pertaining to graduation. If necessary, print them out and use them as reminders.

MPH instructions for Approval to Schedule Final Exam

NOTE: You must be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour of course work the semester you graduate. This is a Graduate School requirement and cannot be waived (see Graduate Handbook, 1-4, Section D).

After you have completed all of your courses, your APE and all other work leading toward your culminating experience, you are eligible to graduate. The “Approval to Schedule Final Exam” form available on the Graduate School’s website (http://www.k-state.edu/grad/academics/forms/index.html)  (select "Masters" and "Electronic Form Submission") must be completed, signed by your major professor and committee, and Dr. Mulcahy as the Head of Dept/Grad Program Director. The completed form is then sent to the Graduate School, triggering two events needed for graduation:

  1. The Graduate School reviews your course work against your program of study and “clears” you for graduation. If you have any incompletes or other discrepancies, you will not be able to graduate until the discrepancies are resolved.
  2. A final ballot is sent to your major professor to be filled out and signed by your committee AFTER you successfully complete your culminating experience. The signed ballot is returned to the Graduate School by your major professor, and you are eligible to graduate.

If you do not participate in commencement, your diploma is sent to you after graduation. Your transcript shows the awarded degree approximately one to two months after graduation. If you need a copy of your transcript with the degree annotation, check with the Registrar as to the specific date that will be added to the transcript.