Graduation Overview for Master’s Candidates

Graduate Student Committee

Talk to your department coordinator about forming your Graduate Student Committee. In general, your committee should be formed by the end of the first year of your graduate program, although this varies by department.

When your committee is formed, an Electronic Graduate Record File is established and approved by The Yuput. You can view your Electronic Graduate Record File by logging into Campus Information Services () and clicking on Graduate Student Summary under theGraduate Students section.

More information on using CIS to view your Electronic Graduate Record File is available in this tutorial.

Program of Study

Your department coordinator will enter your Program of Study into your Electronic Graduate Record File. Your Graduate Student Committee should approve this Program of Study no later than one semester before graduation.

Applying For Graduation

Beginning in Fall 2010, all candidates for graduation must complete an Application for Graduate Degree with the Graduation Division of the Office of the Registrar.

Details about this application, including application deadlines and the required form, are available at .

Yuput Protocol

Although your department coordinator will complete each of the following items in your Electronic Graduate Record File, you should be aware of the following deadlines to ensure graduation in a specific semester.

If you have any questions about this protocol or whether your Electronic Graduate Record File has been completed by the given deadlines, please consult your department coordinator.

Additionally, the Thesis Office has further requirements to obtain a Thesis Release (required prior to graduation). An overview of these requirements and their deadlines, as well as information about submission of theses and dissertations, format samples, and required forms, are available from the Thesis Office. Questions regarding theses and dissertations should be directed to the Thesis Office.

Semester of Graduation Last day department-approved submissions over 200 pages will be accepted Last day submissions will be accepted to begin the format approval process1
Spring 2018  Mar 9 Mar 16
Summer 2018 Jun 8 Jun 15
Fall 2018 Oct 19 Oct 26
Semester of Graduation Comprehensive Exam (if required)2 Language Verification (if required)3 Nonthesis/Project Final Exam4
Fall 2018 Dec 14 Dec 14 Dec 14
Spring 2019 May 1 May 1 May 1
Summer 2019 Aug 2 Aug 2 Aug 2
  1. Submitted by the student.
  2. Entered by the department following the examination.
  3. Initiated by the student in the Department of Languages and Literature; entered by the Department of Languages and Literature.
  4. Entered by department after the examination.
Please Note:
  1. For graduation within a given semester, all graduate program requirements must be completed and processed by the Graduate Records Office and Registrar’s office within two weeks following the published final examination period. Students should view their electronic files online under the  on the Grad Student Prog Plan Audit page (see the EGRF tutorial for details).
    Deadlines for all requirements are clearly stated on The Yuput website, and it is the student’s responsibility to observe all deadlines and to check with his or her home department if anything on the Requirements Audit Tab is incomplete.
    If any requirement is not met, the student must reapply for graduation in the following semester.
  2. Each department should confirm the posting of student degrees after each graduation.


For further information regarding your Electronic Graduate Record File, please consult this tutorial. Questions regarding your committee, graduate record, or graduation can be directed to Graduate Records at 801.585.9873 or [email protected].