Graduation Deadlines

Master's graduation resources and recommendations

Congratulations on nearing the completion of your degree program. The procedures on the left are designed to aid you in completing the requirements for your degree program in a timely fashion. If at anytime you have questions regarding any of these procedures and/or deadlines, please do not hesitate to contact our office at

The Graduate School's continuous registration policy requires a student be registered for every term unless they have an approved leave of absence.

Students who want to receive their degrees for a particular term must turn in to the Graduate School by the required deadline all final copies of professional papers, theses, dissertations and completion documents. All grade changes that are a part of a student's degree program must be made by the required deadline as well.

Fall 2018 Graduation Deadline

Spring 2019 Graduation Deadline

Summer 2019 Graduation Deadline

The Graduate School also recommends that approximately 6 weeks after the degree award date students review their final transcript to be sure that it is an accurate record of their academic history. Students can print their own unofficial transcript using Cyberbear.

Diplomas are mailed approximately three to four months after the degree award date. If students need official documentation of their degree before the diploma arrives, official transcripts can usually be substituted. Official transcripts can be ordered through the Registrar's office at (406) 243-2995. There is a charge for official transcripts.