Students must have completed all degree requirements and have a degree GPA of 3.0 or better to be approved for graduation. In addition to completing your degree requirements, you must also let the Registrar's Office know that you intend to graduate before your degree will be conferred. At the beginning of your last semester, you should visit the Registrar's Graduation website for graduation information and answers to frequently asked questions.
Students applying for multiple degrees (PhD and MA or Certificate) must submit separate graduation applications for each degree.
At the end of each spring semester, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences holds a degree celebration, and the university holds a commencement ceremony. Doctoral students may participate only if they have successfully completed all degree requirements, including defending and submitting a signed, final copy of the dissertation by the deadline. Summer and fall graduates may participate in the degree celebration and commencement held during the following spring.