The Office of Graduate Education

Deadlines

 

In Absentia Deadlines (for Fall 2019 graduation)

In Absentia for those Summer 2019 candidates who did not make the Summer deadlines.
August 2, 2019 - PhD Only Last day to request a final oral exam.
August 16, 2019 - PhD Only Last day to hold a final oral exam.*
August 23, 2019 - MS Only Last day to upload thesis for review by Graduate Education Office.
August 27, 2019 - PhD Only Last day to upload dissertation for final review by Graduate Education Office.
In Absentia - August 30, 2019, 12pm NOON - MS and PhD Last day to receive approval of final version of dissertation/thesis by Graduate Education Office.

 

PhD Deadlines - Summer 2019

June 11, 2019 Graduation Application Deadline for Summer 2019.
June 21, 2019 Last day to request a final oral exam.
July 5, 2019 Last day to hold a final oral exam.*
July 16, 2019 Last day to upload dissertation for final review by Graduate Education Office.
July 19, 2019 - 12pm NOON Last day to receive approval of final version of dissertation by Graduate Education Office.

 

Master's Deadlines - Summer 2019

June 11, 2019 Graduation Application Deadline for Summer 2019.
July 19, 2019 Last day to upload thesis for review by Graduate Education Office.
July 26, 2019 - 12pm NOON Last day to receive approval of final version of thesis by Graduate Education Office.

 

PhD Deadlines - Fall 2019

August 27, 2019 Graduation Application Deadline for Fall 2019.
October 22, 2019 Last day to request a final oral exam.
November 5, 2019 Last day to hold a final oral exam.*
November 14, 2019 Last day to upload dissertation for final review by Graduate Education Office.
November 19, 2019 - 12pm NOON Last day to receive approval of final version of dissertation by Graduate Education Office.

 

Master's Deadlines - Fall 2019

August 27, 2019 Graduation Application Deadline for Fall 2019.
November 19, 2019 Last day to upload thesis for review by Graduate Education Office.
November 26, 2019 - 12pm NOON Last day to receive approval of final version of thesis by Graduate Education Office.

For University deadline dates, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

*May NOT conduct Final Oral Exam when the University is closed for business. It also may not start after 4:00pm.

 

In Absentia Frequently Asked Questions

What does graduating In Absentia mean?

Ordinarily, students must be registered for the semester in which they graduate. Graduating In Absentia allows a doctoral or master’s candidate to apply to graduate without formally enrolling in courses.

Who is eligible to graduate In Absentia?

Doctoral/master’s candidates who do not make the semester deadlines for finalizing their dissertation/thesis have the option to graduate In Absentia the following semester if they meet the following criteria:

  • Must have already defended and have completed all degree requirements, and only need to receive final approval of their dissertation or thesis.

What is the procedure to graduate In Absentia?

  • Finish all requirements to graduate by the In Absentia Deadlines posted on the Office of Graduate Education website.
  • Submit an approved In Absentia Form to the Office of Graduate Education after defending your dissertation or thesis.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation online through Galaxy for the following semester, as the graduation application from the prior semester does not roll over.
  • Contact your Program Office if you need to be made “eligible to graduate.”
  • Pay the $100 In Absentia fee which will be applied to your account after Census Day.

For more information on In Absentia Graduation for international students please visit International Student Services Office.

For more explanation please visit UT Dallas 2019 Graduate Catalog.