Application for Graduate Degree/Certificate

An application for degree must be filed with the Graduate School no later than the published deadlines as set by the University Registrar's Office. Applications filed after the deadline will be assessed a late fee (varies from $50 to $250 depending upon the date the application is printed/filed by the student) in addition to the application fee. Degree/Certificate applications must be filed the semester before the anticipated graduation date.

The following instructions will help students complete the required form for Degree Application.

  • Complete and download the Application for Degree/Certificate by logging into your Student Center in SOAR. View instructions for how to complete application using SOAR
  • Print and sign the application and take it to your department for required signatures.
  • Pay the appropriate application fee (see below). Be sure to print proof of your payment.
  • Attach all required documents (signed Application for Degree, proof of payment*, and current Plan of Study (if admitted prior to Fall 2017) and bring to the Graduate Degree Auditor in the Graduate School, McCain Library, Room 211.
  • Online students should have signed application and required documents scanned and emailed to your advisor.

Late fees will be assessed on all degree applications filed after the published deadline as set by the Registrar's Office. Refer to the "view details" button on the payment fees payment screen for information regarding late fees. Once you have received your email confirmation of payment, please print it out

Graduation Fees

Doctoral Fee



Masters and Specialist Fee (Thesis)



Masters and Specialist Fee (Non -Thesis)



Deferment Graduation Fee

graduate students who request their application be moved to the next semester (first deferment fee is waived).


Certificate Fee