Deadlines

Graduation and Dissertation/Nursing Capstone Project/Thesis Deadlines

Requirement

http://www.usm.edu/graduate-school

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Student submits Application for Degree form, updated Plan of Study and Exit Surveyhttp://www.usm.edu/graduate-school/application-degree

 

Friday,
July 25, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thursday, April 2, 2015

 

Student submits Contact Graduate Reader form to the Graduate Reader https://www4.usm.edu/graduateschool/contactgr

 Friday,
July 25, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Student submits (via email) title page to graduatereader@usm.edu for approval. Submit as an attachment to the email in Word format. Templates for thesis, dissertation, & nursing capstone title pages can be found at: http://www.usm.edu/graduate-school/graduate-reader 

The Graduate Committee Request form should already be on file in the Graduate School (form found in Progress to Degree forms noted below)

Friday,
July 25, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Last day to submit results of Oral Defense of Thesis or Dissertation form to the Graduate Degree Auditor in the Graduate School (Nursing Capstones use dissertation form) See Progress to Degree forms in http://www.usm.edu/graduate-school/degree-and-graduation-information

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Last day for student to submit thesis, dissertation, or nursing capstone project for proofing & approval. Email the Graduate Reader for instructions on how to submit you manuscript. 

If your document is ready before this date turn it in. Please be sure to follow the Guidelines. Find the Guidelines for preparing your document at: http://www.usm.edu/graduate-school/graduate-reader

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday,
March 25, 2015

Monday,
June 29, 2015

Student submits two Final Signed Title Pages to the Graduate Reader. Title pages must be approved by the Graduate Reader before signatures are obtained following a successful defense. See deadline above for obtaining approval of the title page. Instructions regarding paper type and more will be provided by the Graduate Reader when title page is approved. Resubmit title page for approval if there are any changes made between the time of the first approval and use of the title page.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday,
March 25, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Last day to submit final Graduate Reader approved copies of thesis, dissertation, or nursing capstone project to Graduate Reader. Consult the checklist for due dates given by the Graduate Reader at each stage of the proofing process. Depending upon when the document is first received and the speed & accuracy of revisions, it is possible to be finished before this date.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Friday,
April 24, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Last day to submit comprehensive exam results form for master's and specialist's students NOT writing a thesis.

Faculty submit change of grade forms for "I" grades.

Tuesday,
December 9, 2014

Tuesday,
May 5, 2015

Tuesday,
August 4, 2015

* No exceptions to the deadlines will be permitted

** August graduates may participate in the December ceremony

Note: Dissertation and Thesis Proposal Approval forms must be submitted to the Graduate School at least one semester prior to thesis and dissertation defense.

Students should check with the Graduate Degree Auditor in the Graduate School at least one semester before proposed graduation semester to be sure all requirements have been met and that all required paperwork has been received. See Graduate Bulletin for requirements not listed here: http://catalog.usm.edu

Please monitor your USM student email account for emails from the Graduate School.