Degree opportunities are offered three times a year for convenience but commencement is held only once a year in May. All summer, fall, and spring graduates are invited to participate.
Oral qualifying exam must be completed prior to dissertation proposal defense (can be held same day if all committee members agree that proposal is ready; Dissertation Chair will communicate this to SES Office).
Due dates that fall on a Saturday or Sunday are due the following Monday.
Degree completion calendar is located here (registrar's office website).