SFOS Thesis/Dissertation Timeline

Fall Graduation Timeline*

Application for Advancement to Candidacy Form due to Graduate School July 15th
(Semester before)
Application for Fall graduation due to Registrar (include $50.00 fee)
October 15th
Post-defense thesis due to Fisheries Chair November 5th
Post-defense thesis due to GPMSL Chair (along with Graduate Accomplishments Form)
November 5th
Post-defense thesis due to SFOS Dean
November 19th
Thesis due to Graduate School (with thesis submittal form and binding receipt) December 3rd
All other paperwork ** December 20


Spring DEADLINES*

Application for Advancement to Candidacy Form due to Graduate School
October 15th
(Semester before)
Application for Spring graduation Due to Registrar ($50 application fee) February 15th
Post-defense thesis due to Fisheries Chair March 3rd
Post-defense thesis due to GPMSL Chair (along with Graduate Accomplishments Form)
March 3rd
Post-defense thesis due to SFOS Dean March 17th
Thesis due to Graduate School (with thesis submittal form and binding receipt) April 7th
All other paperwork ** April 24


Summer DEADLINES*

Application for Advancement to Candidacy Form due to Graduate School February 15th
(Semester before)
Application for Summer graduation due to Registrar (include $50.00) June 15th
Post-defense thesis due to Fisheries Chair June 27th
Post-defense thesis due to GPMSL Chair (with Graduate Accomplishments Form)
June 27th
Post-defense thesis due to SFOS Dean July 11th
Thesis due to Graduate School (with thesis submittal form and binding receipt) August 1st
All other paperwork ** August 15

* Please note that these deadline dates are approximate and may vary by a few days each year. Please check with the SFOS Academic Programs Office the semester you plan to graduate for the current semester’s deadlines. Also, if any one of these deadlines fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or University holiday, the deadline will be on the first working day thereafter.

** Examples of “other paperwork
– Report on Exam Form for: Thesis defense, and/or comprehensive exam
– Revision Memos (exceptions to policy)