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Phone: 972-883-2234
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Hooding Ceremony

  • Summer 2015: Thursday August 13, 2015
  • Fall 2015: Thursday December 17, 2015

TA/RA Orientation Dates - Fall 2015

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - CN 1.112 - Newly appointed TA’s and RA’s and those who have not yet attended DAY 1 of the two day program are required to attend.
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015 - CN 1.112 (9 am to 12:30 am, lunch, afternoon 1:30pm to 3:30pm in school) - Newly appointed TA’s and previously appointed TA’s who have not yet attended DAY 2 of the two day orientation program are required to attend.

Dates and Deadlines - May NOT conduct Final Oral Exam when the University is closed. All deadlines are at Noon.

InAbsentia Deadlines

  • InAbsentia for those Spring 2015 candidates who did not make the deadlines.
  • June 2, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • June 16, 2015
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • InAbsentia - June 23, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final dissertation & thesis copies.

Summer 2015 - PhD

  • June 10, 2015
    Graduation Application Deadline for Summer 2015.
  • June 25, 2015 - 12pm Noon
  • Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • July 9, 2015
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • July 16, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final dissertation copies (Copy Center Pricing)

Summer 2015 - Master's

  • June 10, 2015
    Graduation Application Deadline for Summer 2015.
  • July 23, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final thesis copies.

InAbsentia Deadlines

  • InAbsentia for those Summer 2015 candidates who did not make the deadlines.
  • August 7, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • August 21, 2015
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • InAbsentia - August 28, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final dissertation & thesis copies.

Fall 2015 - PhD

  • September 1, 2015
    Graduation Application Deadline for Fall 2015.
  • November 2, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • November 16, 2015
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • November 30, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final dissertation copies (Copy Center Pricing)

Fall 2015 - Master's

  • September 1, 2015
    Graduation Application Deadline for Fall 2015.
  • December 7, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final thesis copies (Copy Center Pricing)

InAbsentia Deadlines

  • InAbsentia for those Fall 2015 candidates who did not make the deadlines.
  • December 10, 2015 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • January 11, 2016
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • InAbsentia - January 25, 2016 - 12pm Noon
    Last day to submit final dissertation & thesis copies.
DISCLAIMER: All dates and deadlines are subject to change.

Site Updates

"A man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, can never return to its original dimension."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Mission of the Office of the Graduate Dean

The office of the Graduate Dean is charged with the responsibility of monitoring, interpreting and worrying about graduate student affairs, the graduate student experience and graduate student policy matters on a campus-wide scale.

Our role is one of advocacy and commitment to maintaining and strengthening the quality and scope of existing masters and doctoral program offerings. Vital to this effort is our ability to attract the highest quality graduate students and to be able to offer financial support in the form of teaching and research assistantships and internships that will allow full-time devotion to study.

We must also be responsive to, and help define, new partnerships and programs with local and regional businesses and industry. This is accomplished by working with, through, and on behalf of, the different schools and programs.

Austin J. Cunningham
Dean of Graduate Studies