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.

Oral defences are not normally held between mid-December and mid-January. Candidates on extensions ending December 31 must complete oral examinations before the blackout period.

The month of August has traditionally been an oral defence blackout period as well. To enable us to better accommodate the increasing demand for summer doctoral examinations, we will be accepting August oral defence booking requests in 2018.

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.

September 2019 Degree Granting

Friday, 12 April 2019

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 7 June 2019

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

Friday, 23 August 2019

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

August 31, 2019 Program End Date

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 14 June 2019

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

Friday, 30 August 2019

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

Fall 2019 Graduation

Friday, 31 May 2019

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 2 August 2019

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

Friday, 18 October 2019

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

December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Friday, 23 August 2019

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 11 October 2019

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

Friday, 3 January 2020

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

Spring 2020 Graduation

Friday, 29 November 2019

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 24 January 2020

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

Friday, 17 April 2020

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

April 30, 2020 Program End Date

Friday, 13 December 2019

Appointment of External Examiner form submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Friday, 7 February 2020

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

Thursday, 30 April 2020

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