Semester Thesis Deadline with Enrollment Waiver Initial Format Check Thesis/Required Forms Due
Summer 2021 May 21, 2021 at 3 p.m. July 23, 2021 Ph.D.: July 30, 2021 at noon
      MS: July 30, 2021 at noon
Fall 2021 August 27, 2021 at 3 p.m. December 3, 2021 Ph.D.: Dec 10, 2021 at noon
      MS: Dec 10, 2021 at noon
Spring 2022 January 14, 2022 at 3 p.m. April 22, 2022 Ph.D.: April 29, 2022 at noon
      MS: April 29, 2022 at noon
Summer 2022 May 20, 2022 at 3 p.m. July 22, 2022 Ph.D.: July 29, 2022 at noon
      MS: July 29, 2022 at noon
Fall 2022 TBD TBD Ph.D.: TBD
      MS: TBD

All dates subject to change
* Applies only to students who want to submit a thesis and enrollment waiver at the same time. 

Please note that thesis deadlines are firm, and if you don't submit yours by the deadline, your graduation may be delayed. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to submitting theses or dissertations:

  • Ensure that your document conforms to the requirements set forth in the Thesis Manual. All forms that must be submitted with your thesis/dissertation are available here.
  • Check your department's deadlines, as they are sometimes earlier than the deadlines listed above.
  • Submit your dissertation oral exam announcements to your school/department at least 10 working days prior to the presentation date.
  • Email a PDF of your thesis or dissertation to to have the format checked. You can also have your format checked by visiting Graduate Studies. (Only final copies of documents should be submitted to the electronic thesis and dissertations website.) 
  • Confirm that your home department will send the following documents to Graduate Studies for final approval:
    * Request for Admission to Ph.D. Candidacy (submit upon completion of departmental requirement)
    * Request for Approval of Minor
    * Request for Approval of Master's Thesis Topic

For more information, send an email to or call 404.894.1610.


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