Doctoral Deadlines

There are four deadlines doctoral candidates must meet in order to be eligible for the respective end/graduation date.The Doctoral Examination deadlines are suggested in order to guide doctoral candidates through each step of the doctoral examination process in time to meet requirements for specific program end dates or for graduation ceremonies. Please note that if deadlines are not met, doctoral candidates may not be able to fulfill requirements for intended program completion dates or for graduation ceremonies.

Due to limited availability of external examiners, university examiners, and examination chairs, there are two blackout periods each year (the month of August and from mid-December to mid-January). Oral examinations are normally not held at these times. Candidates on extensions ending August 31 or December 31 must complete oral examinations before the applicable blackout period.

It is in the best interest of the candidate to meet the deadline for each step of the doctoral examination process.

All deadlines provided below assume that the candidate wants his/her degree conferred at the earliest time. To meet deadlines all forms and documentation must be received within usual business hours, typically before 4pm PDT.

Spring 2015 Graduation

Friday, 28 November 2014

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 30 January 2015

Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination

Friday, 17 April 2015

Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

April 30, 2015 Program End Date

Degree will be conferred in September 2015. Congregation and official degree parchment will be available in November 2015.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 20 February 2015

Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

August 31, 2015 Program End Date

The first eligible graduation ceremony is Fall 2015.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 29 May 2015

Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination

Monday, 31 August 2015

Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

September 2015 Degree Granting

Congregation and official degree parchment will be available in November 2015.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 29 May 2015

Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination

Friday, 21 August 2015

Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Fall 2015 Graduation

Friday, 5 June 2015

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 31 July 2015

Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination

Friday, 23 October 2015

Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

December 31, 2015 Program End Date

Degree will be conferred in February 2016. Congregation and official degree parchment will be available in Spring 2016.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 9 October 2015

Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination

Monday, 4 January 2016

Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

February 2016 Degree Granting

Congregation and official degree parchment will be available in Spring 2016.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 9 October 2015

Doctoral dissertation (and supporting documentation) submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for external examination

Friday, 22 January 2016

Acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies