Spring 2024 Graduation Deadlines
February 23: Initial Deadline to Submit Master’s Thesis for Format Review
March 1: Initial Deadline to Submit Dissertation for Format Review
April 19: Final deadline to Submit Embargo Request
April 19: Recommended Deadline for Master’s Thesis / Doctoral Dissertation Defense
April 26: Final deadline to Submit Master’s Non-Thesis / Master’s Thesis / Doctoral Dissertation Approval
April 26: Final Deadline to Upload Master’s Thesis / Doctoral Dissertation to ScholarWorks ETD
Summer 2024 Graduation Deadlines
July 5: Initial Deadline to Submit Master’s Thesis for Format Review
July 5: Initial Deadline to Submit Dissertation for Format Review
July 19: Final Deadline to Submit Embargo Request
July 19: Recommended Deadline for Master’s Thesis / Doctoral Dissertation Defense
July 26: Final Deadline to Submit Master’s Non-Thesis / Master’s Thesis / Doctoral Dissertation Approval
July 26: Final Deadline to Upload Master’s Thesis / Doctoral Dissertation to ScholarWorks ETD
Every candidate seeking a degree from Georgia State University must apply for graduation at least two semesters before the semester targeted for Commencement. No graduation will be approved without prior registration.
Upcoming graduation-related deadlines are listed above and on the complete Graduation Calendar.
Every candidate for graduation must be registered during the semester of completion, and must have completed all graduation requirements, including thesis/dissertation defense, performance, or gallery show. Departments may determine the extent and type of hours that must be taken by the candidate during the concluding semester. Activation regulations are explained in the general university-wide section of the graduate catalog. The semester of completion is defined as extending until the first day of the semester immediately following the semester in which degree requirements have been completed.
Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guidelines: All thesis and dissertations required as part of a degree program will be accepted ONLY in digital .pdf format. All electronic files submitted for partial fulfillment of degree requirements must conform to the university standards before final approval is granted by the Office of Academic Assistance. This guide explains in detail and gives specific examples of precisely how the format and typeface of the document should appear. See the Graduation Calendar for submission deadlines. Thesis Dissertation Guidelines
Thesis/Dissertation Word Template: This template is preformatted according to the College of the Arts’ formatting guidelines, and has comments explaining each required section. The template is a mandatory requirement for all thesis and dissertation submissions. New Thesis and Dissertation Template
COTA Recognition Celebrations: Graduating masters students have the opportunity to participate in the College of Arts’ Recognition Celebrations in the fall and spring. Visit the Event Website to learn more.
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Contact us for information on the application process. Program-specific inquiries should be directed to your college, school or institute of interest.