The information on this page is meant to provide links to resources and forms for completion of the various requirements toward your degree. Not all of the requirements on this page may apply to your specific program, so be sure to consult the degree requirements for your individual program. Before using any forms, please review the policies and procedures pages to avoid processing delays.
CGU policy requires you to maintain your student status throughout your career at CGU, from enrollment in courses through the completion of exams, internships, theses, and/or all degree requirements. Joint program students should be aware of additional requirements because of their joint program status.
Not all programs require composition of a thesis. In some cases, a critique, publishable paper, or final project may be required. Always consult the degree requirements for your individual program.
Formatting Protocols: The formatting rules and guidelines for doctoral dissertations apply. Use Preparing Your Dissertation/Thesis as the basic guidance document, consulting with your thesis committee about any requirements that may be specific to your discipline.
You must be registered for the semester in which you complete your degree requirements--either enrolled in courses or in Continuous Registration. An exception is made for Summer graduates provided you were enrolled in the previous Spring semester.
You will have completed your degree program when all of your grades have been recorded and the Registrar's Office has received the Final Approval MA/Certificates form from your department.
Note that regardless of the date you complete your degree requirements, CGU confers degrees only once each semester. The degree conferral date is announced in the Academic Calendar and is usually the last day of the semester.