Degrees are conferred three times each year following the end of each term in January, May, and August. Commencement ceremonies take place once a year in May. All students who have completed degree requirements during the previous year (June through May) may participate in the May Commencement ceremonies.
Students who will complete requirements for a degree in a given semester must make a written application for graduation at the time specified by the Registrar. Students enrolled in graduate programs are responsible for adhering to all regulations, schedules, and deadlines pertinent to their particular program. It is the responsibility of students to make sure that they have met all graduation requirements. If they are in doubt, they should consult with the director of their program prior to registration for each semester.