Graduation Deadlines

Non-thesis Master’s and Certificate of Advanced Study students
Please check with your department for submission deadlines.

Review your most recent degree audit worksheet in Degree Works to confirm all requirements have been met.

A final, signed degree audit worksheet must be on file with the Graduate School or submitted with your signed Request for Exam form.

Your signed Request for Exam form must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the proposed defense date.

If you have any questions, please email degreecert@syr.edu .

Master’s thesis defense students:

Graduation Date Last day to submit a Request for Exam File Diploma Request¹ Final Submission Deadline²
7/1/22 6/1/22 3/1/22 6/30/22
8/26/22 8/1/22 3/1/22 8/25/22
12/21/22 11/21/22 11/1/22 12/16/22
5/14/23 3/31/23 3/1/23 5/11/23

DPS and PhD students:

Graduation Date Last day to submit a Request for Exam File Diploma Request Final Submission Deadline³
7/1/22 6/1/22 6/1/22 6/30/22
8/26/22 8/1/22 6/1/22 8/25/22
12/21/22 11/21/22 11/1/22 12/16/22
5/14/23 3/27/23 3/1/23 4/21/23

¹ In order to receive timely Commencement Information.

² All documents must be turned in including final thesis, signed title page, signed committee approval page, and report of defense.

³All documents must be turned in including final dissertation, signed title page, signed committee approval page, report of defense, and completed Survey of Earned Doctorates.