Information and Deadlines for Thesis

The following information and deadlines pertain to Schieffer theses for Fall 2023.

Aug. 18, 2023

File Master’s Committee form. Project students must file this form prior to enrollment in thesis courses.

Aug. 25, 2023

(Last day for enrollment or changing classes)

File an Intent to Graduate form. A nonrefundable fee will be charged to the student.

Dec. 6, 2023

(Last day of class)

Oral defense of theses must be completed no later than this date. Final Grade Report form is completed and signed by the committee then returned to

An electronic copy of the thesis should be emailed to It should be carefully proofread and in its final form according to the College of Communication Thesis Graduate Manual.

Dec. 13, 2023

Graduating students’ grades due by 5 p.m.

All thesis paperwork completed and final electronic copies submitted to UMI. Students can pay the fee on their student account via Web Check ( or credit card. See information here for how to submit a thesis. For more information on how to submit a thesis go here.

Dec. 16, 2023

Baccalaureate and commencement

Note: Should it be necessary to delay graduation, you must complete and submit a Cancel Intent to Graduate form. Another Intent to Graduate form and associated fee will be required for your new graduation date.