Deadlines

Graduation and Dissertation/Nursing Capstone Project/Thesis Deadlines

These dates represent the LAST day to complete these tasks.  
REQUIREMENTFallSpringSummer
 201520162016
http://www.usm.edu/graduate-school
Student submits Application for Degree via your SOAR Self-Service account and updated Plan of Study.  Must complete Exit Survey via your SOAR Self Service account.   Friday,
July 24, 2015
Friday,
November 6, 2015
Friday,
April 15, 2016
 
Student submits Contact Graduate Reader form to the Reviewer of Graduate Dissertations, Nursing Capstone Projects, and ThesesFriday,
July 24, 2015
Friday,
November 6, 2015
Friday,
April 15, 2015
 

The Graduate Committee Request form should already be on file in the Graduate School.

Student submits (via email) title page for approval.  Submit as an attachment to the email in Word format.  Templates for thesis, dissertation, and nursing capstone title pages can be found 


Defense of the proposal and submission of the approval form must occur no later than the end of the semester immediately preceding the final defense of thesis/dissertation/nursing capstone project.


Friday,
July 24, 2015
Friday,
November 6, 2015
Friday,
April 15, 2016
 
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 formsThursday,
October 8, 2015
Tuesday,
March 2, 2016
Wednesday,
June 22, 2016
 
Last day for students to submit thesis, dissertation, or nursing capstone project for proofing and approval.  Email the Reviewer for instructions on how to submit your manuscript or see the guidelines.  If your document is ready before this date, go ahead and turn it in.  Please be sure to follow the Guidelines.  Find the Guidelines for preparing your document atWednesday, October 14, 2015Thursday,
March 31, 2016
Thursday,
June 30, 2016
 
Last day for student to submit two Final Signed Title Pages to the Reviewer.  Title pages must be approved by the Reviewer before signatures are obtained following a successful defense.  See deadline above to btain approval of the title page.  Instructions regarding paper type and more will be provided by the Reviewer 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 14, 2015Thursday,
March 31, 2016
Thursday,
June 30, 2016
 
Last day to submit final Reviewer approved copies of thesis, dissertation, or nursing capstone project to the Reviewer.  Consult the checklist for due dates given by the Reviewer at each stage of the reviewing process.  Depending upon when the document is first received and the speed and accuracy of revisions, it is possible to be finished before this date.Tuesday, December 1, 2015Monday,
May 2, 2016
Friday,
July 20, 2016
 
Last date to submit comprehensive exam results form for master's and specialist's students NOT writing thesis.

Faculty submit change of grade forms for "I" grades.
Monday, December 7, 2016Friday,
May 6, 2016
Thursday,
August 4, 2016
 
*No exceptions to the deadlines will be permitted

**August graduates may participate in the December Ceremony

Note: dissertation, Doctoral Nursing Capstone Project, and Thesis Proposal Approval forms must be submitted to the Graduate School at least one semester prior to thesis, nursing capstone project, or 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