Graduation Information

Master of Arts Students

The Semester Before You Plan to Graduate

  • Schedule a meeting with your major professor to discuss your plans.
  • Let the Academic Program Specialist know that you are planning on graduating the following semester through email
  • Check in oasis to make sure that you have a minimum total of 30 credit hours. 26 of those credit hours must be formally graded courses with passing grades of A, B or C. All graduate students must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B)
  • Verify that you have completed your catalog requirements

The Semester in Which You Plan to Graduate

Once you and your major professor have determined that you have a review paper that is ready for approval and be sure that your committee has been notified of your plans. It is important to provide everyone on your committee a final draft of your document at least 3-4 weeks before the deadline to allow your committee time to review the document and to avoid any delays in your graduation.

During the semester you plan on graduating you must register for a minimum of 2 credit hours. If you are on federal financial aid, please check with the Office of Financial Aid to determine how many credits you'll need to register for to stay in deferment status. If you are an international student, please check with International Student Services to determine how many credits you'll need to register for to maintain your visa.

Confirm with the Academic Program Specialist that you will be graduating during this semester through email.

Apply for Graduation through Oasis
RSVP for Commencement

Please review the Forms page for information on required forms. Turn in a signed copy of your review cover-sheet that verifies that your committee and major professor has approved your document.