Degree Conferral Deadlines
Application for Degree
September 1st for October graduation
November 1st for February graduation
December 1st for May graduation
Students planning to graduate in a given semester must apply to graduate through the Office of the Registrar (Application Form and Instructions) by the above dates.
MA Thesis Submission Deadlines
September 17th for October graduation
January 4th for February graduation
April 12th for May graduation
Students must submit their MA thesis to their advisor by the above dates.
MA Degree Requirements Checklist Form and Approved Thesis
October 5th for October graduation
January 25th for February graduation
May 3rd for May graduation
Students must submit (1) their final, advisor-approved thesis, (2) the MA Degree Requirements Checklist Form, and (3) a copy of your Columbia academic transcript (official or unofficial) to the Academic Coordinator, Kevin Stillwell, by these dates. Failure to submit both the thesis and the form by this date may result in major delays in degree conferral.