Research and Graduate Studies

Current Students

Apply for graduation

Student's wishing to apply for graduation for subsequent semesters may download the Application for Master’s Degree and Diploma (.pdf)  or the Application for Doctoral Degree and Diploma Application for Doctoral Degree and Diploma (.pdf)  which requires a $47.00 fee. Students may mail the application to address on form, or hand carry to the Office of Admissions and Records.  This form will initiate a graduation evaluation which advises students of existing requirements for their degree. Graduate students are required to be enrolled the semester in which the degree is to be awarded.

The current upcoming deadlines are as follows:

  • Graduate students who intend to graduate in the Fall 2014 semester: Submit a degree and diploma application immediately
  • Graduate students who intend to graduate in the Spring/Summer 2015 semester: Submit a degree and diploma by Friday October 3, 2014 

Culminating Experience

Some type of culminating experience is required of every candidate for the master’s or doctoral degree. The culminating experience must be a Thesis/Dissertation, a Graduate Project, Abstract or Comprehensive Exam. The specific type of culminating experience is to be identified on the student’s program.

Culminating Experience Enrollment Request

For students that have fulfilled all degree requirements but are still working on a Thesis, Project, Dissertation or Abstract, enrollment in XEDU 980 constitutes enrollment for graduation purposes only.

Enrollment Request Form (.pdf)

Thesis/ Dissertation

When a student is completing a thesis or dissertation, the student must register via the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation system (ETD)

For information regarding format please review the guidelines.