University Deadlines and Time-to-Degree

The Graduate School requires that the final examination or defense take place within five years of first registration in the MA program.

Application for graduation is a requirement that all students must complete before the receive their degrees.  The deadlines to apply for graduation can be found on the Graduate School website under Governance and Guidelines, Deadlines and Dates.  Students who are finishing incompletes, who have transfer work pending, or who will be depositing a thesis should still submit the application for graduation by the appropriate deadline.

Upon successful completion of the thesis defense or oral examination, the department files the "Certificate for Awarding the Master's Degree" form, which must be received by the Graduate School at least 10 business days before the official certification of the degree.  For students pursuing the Thesis/Project Option, there are additional university deadlines for submission of the thesis.  The student is responsible for meeting the deadlines set by the Graduate School for submitting the thesis for final format check, and for depositing the thesis electronically (uploading OhilLINK); see the Graduate School website under Governance and Guidelines, Deadlines and Dates.