Graduate Student Resources

Dates and Deadlines

Learn more about important dates and deadlines related to qualifying exams and dissertations for graduate programs in the College of Education.


Qualifying Exams Deadlines


Summer 2022
Action Needed Deadline
Submit Application for Qualifying Exam April 29, 2022
Exam Questions Submitted to Graduate Support Office from Committee May 27, 2022
Qualifying Exam Dates June 6, 7, & 8, 2022
Exam Results and Admission to Candidacy Applications Due to Graduate Support Office July 8, 2022
Fall 2022
Action Needed Deadline
Submit Application for Qualifying Exam

September 2, 2022 

Exam Questions Submitted to Graduate Support Office from Committee

September 23, 2022 

Qualifying Exam Dates

October 3, 4, & 5, 2022 

Exam Results and Admission to Candidacy Applications Due to Graduate Support Office

November 4, 2022 


Spring 2023
Action Needed Deadline
Submit Application for Qualifying Exam

January 20, 2023

Exam Questions Submitted to Graduate Support Office from Committee

February 10, 2023 

Qualifying Exam Dates

February 20, 21, & 22, 2023 

Exam Results and Admission to Candidacy Applications Due to Graduate Support Office

April 7, 2023 


Summer 2023
Action Needed Deadline
Submit Application for Qualifying Exam

April 28, 2023 

Exam Questions Submitted to Graduate Support Office from Committee

May 26, 2023 

Qualifying Exam Dates

June 5, 6, & 7, 2023 

Exam Results and Admission to Candidacy Applications Due to Graduate Support Office

July 7, 2023


Ed.S. Project/Thesis Deadlines


Summer 2022
Action Needed Deadline
Register for Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Deadline Submission with the Office of Graduate Studies. (Must be completed prior to submission of Manuscript) June 24, 2022
Last Day to Defend Thesis/Project June 17, 2022

ETD Submission Deadline of PDF Documents to ProQuest:

  • Final Committee-approved Thesis
  • Certificate of Approval
  • 1st Page of Plagiarism check
June 24, 2022

Fall 2022
Action Needed Deadline
Register for Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Deadline Submission with the Office of Graduate Studies. (Must be completed prior to submission of Manuscript) October 28, 2022
Last Day to Defend Thesis/Project October 21, 2022

ETD Submission Deadline of PDF Documents to ProQuest:

  • Final Committee-approved Thesis
  • Certificate of Approval
  • 1st Page of Plagiarism check
October 28, 2022

Spring 2023
Action Needed Deadline
Register for Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Deadline Submission with the Office of Graduate Studies. (Must be completed prior to submission of Manuscript) March 17, 2023
Last Day to Defend Thesis/Project March 10, 2023

ETD Submission Deadline of PDF Documents to ProQuest:

  • Final Committee-approved Thesis
  • Certificate of Approval
  • 1st Page of Plagiarism check
March 17, 2023

Dissertation Deadlines


Summer 2022
Action Needed Deadline
Register for Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Deadline Submission with the Office of Graduate Studies. (Must be completed prior to submission of Manuscript) July, 1, 2022
Last day to submit request for final defense June 10, 2022
Last day to defend final dissertation June 24, 2022

ETD Submission Deadline of PDF Documents to ProQuest:

  • Final Committee-approved Dissertation
  • Certificate of Approval
  • 1st Page of Plagiarism check
  • Certificate for completing Survey of Earned Doctorates
July 1, 2022

Fall 2022
Action Needed Deadline
Register for Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Deadline Submission with the Office of Graduate Studies. (Must be completed prior to submission of Manuscript) November 11, 2022
Last day to submit request for final defense October 21, 2022
Last day to defend final dissertation November 4, 2022

ETD Submission Deadline of PDF Documents to ProQuest:

  • Final Committee-approved Dissertation
  • Certificate of Approval
  • 1st Page of Plagiarism check
  • Certificate for completing Survey of Earned Doctorates
November 11, 2022

Spring 2023
Action Needed Deadline
Register for Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Deadline Submission with the Office of Graduate Studies. (Must be completed prior to submission of Manuscript) March 31, 2023
Last day to submit request for final defense March 10, 2023
Last day to defend final dissertation March 24, 2023

ETD Submission Deadline of PDF Documents to ProQuest:

  • Final Committee-approved Dissertation
  • Certificate of Approval
  • 1st Page of Plagiarism check
  • Certificate for completing Survey of Earned Doctorates
March 31, 2023

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