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Graduation Deadlines

School of Music Graduate Student Deadlines for Graduation - Spring 2020

To better serve our Masters and DMA students, the following dates have been adapted (with permission) from the Graduate School's graduation deadlines.

*Please send or deliver any documents to be uploaded to the Graduate School via Sharepoint to Kimberly Calvert-Gibson for submission.

FEB 7

APPLICATION TO GRADUATE FOR ALL DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES

Last day to Apply to Graduate at the Graduate School

  • APPLY TO GRADUATE: Go to raiderlink.ttu.edu --> "TTU MyTech" --> "Current Term" --> "Apply to Graduate".

NOTE: If you apply to graduate in a given semester but are ultimately not able to, please notify Kimberly Calvert-Gibson as soon as this decision is made.

DEGREE PLUS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Those who will be completing a certificate at the same time as a degree must apply to graduate separately for both certificate and degree.

FEB 19

DEFENSE NOTIFICATION AND ABSTRACT - Doctoral Students & Masters Students (thesis option)

Last day (or at least 3 weeks prior to your defense date) for Doctoral students to submit the Doctoral Defense Notification Form to the Dissertation Supervisor.

MAR 11

REGALIA

Doctoral Students: If you are purchasing your regalia, you must do so 10 weeks before graduation. (The Bookstore telephone number is 806.742.3816 or 800.377.7329.)

CAP--GOWN--HOOD ORDERS

Last day to order cap, gown, and hood from the University Bookstore (806-742-3816 or 800-377-7329). This date is tentative. You should call the Bookstore for confirmation

MAR 27

PhD Dissertation, Master's Thesis, and Master's Comprehensive Exam Defense Deadline

Last day to defend Master's theses and PhD dissertations. Students must obtain signatures from committee members on the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form. Print this form and bring it with you to your defense.

Last day for Master's Non-Thesis students to complete comprehensive exams (includes all Music Performance, Conducting, and non-thesis Master's in Music Education degree seekers). Reports on this exam are not due until later date posted below.

APR 3

SUBMISSION OF THESIS/DISSERTATION FOR FORMATTING REVIEW

Last day to submit a final, committee-approved copy of your Master's thesis or PhD dissertation in PDF format to the ETD web site.

Documents must comply with the Graduate School formatting guidelines.

SIGNED MASTER'S OR PHD ORAL DEFENSE AND THESIS-DISSERTATION APPROVAL FORM

The Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form with ALL committee members' signatures should be turned in within two weeks of your defense or no later than this deadline

OFFICIAL REPORTS ON ORAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS FOR MASTER'S

Official reports on final comprehensive examinations for the Master's degree (non-thesis students) are due in the Graduate School.

GRADE CHANGES

Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the PR/CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.

GRADUATE IN ABSENTIA

Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia.

THESIS-DISSERTATION FEE

Last day to pay the thesis-dissertation fee posted to your university bill. This is a required fee.

APR 10

DMA DEFENSE DEADLINE

Last day to defend DMA documents/projects. Students must obtain signatures from committee members on the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form. Print this form and bring it with you to your defense.

APR 21

SUBMISSION OF DMA DOCUMENTS FOR FORMATTING REVIEW

Last day to submit a final, committee-approved copy of your DMA document to the ETD system.

MM-DMA RECORDINGS AND RECITAL PROGRAMS

Last day for music performance students to submit all degree recital programs in PDF format to the ETD website.

For DMA students, a final copy of your thesis or dissertation must also be submitted in PDF format to the ETD web site.

Documents must comply with the Graduate School formatting guidelines.

Both MM and DMA students should submit also by this date a recording of each performance that has occurred before this date.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please upload all recital programs, recordings, and document (if applicable) during a single ETD session.  The ETD system does not generally allow multiple upload sessions. If you are not able to upload your recordings, you may take either a CD or USB drive with your recordings to the Graduate School, located on the 2rd floor of the Administration Building.

MAY 13

FINAL GRADES DUE FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING THIS SEMESTER

Noon, grades due for graduating students via RaiderLink.

FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS ONLY: COMPLETE THE SURVEY OF EARNED DOCTORATES

Complete the survey of earned Doctorates before this date.

MAY 15

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT

Information regarding the times and location of the University Commencement Ceremony is sent to students one month prior. Please notify us if your address changes.