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Graduation Resources

Deadlines - Master's Students

Deadlines Summer 2020
Graduation Application July 3, 2020
OWLS Comprehensive Exam Application July 3, 2020
Comprehensive Exam Website Opens June 1, 2020
Written Comprehensive Exam Due July 20, 2020
Oral Comprehensive Exam Dates July 23rd or 24th, 2020
Comprehesive Exam Paperwork Due to The Graduate College  July 27, 2020
*For Thesis or Non-Thesis students: The comprehensive exam deadline is for paperwork only. If your comprehensive examination is your thesis defense, it must be scheduled and completed by the defense deadlines listed above. Please work with your graduate advisor to make sure you meet all departmental deadlines and other degree requirements.

1. Compete Graduation Application

Submit the Graduate College's Graduation Application by the deadline. 


July 3,2020

2. Submit Department Application for Comprehensive Examination

After completing the online graduation submission for the Graduate College, you must submit the Comprehensive Examination application to the OWLS Department. 

The deadlines are FIRM. Once completed, the OWLS Department will contact you regarding the remaining steps. 


  • July 3,2020

3. Complete your Comprehensive Examination

Your comprehensive examination is made up of two portions: Written and Oral portions. Once you submit your graduation and comprehensive exam applications, you will be added to a TRACS site where you will find instructions on completing each portion of the comprehensive examination.