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Commencement

Graduates will only walk accross the stage at the the all University Commencement.

Graduation

Apply to Graduate: Deadlines

  • Fall: October 1
  • Spring: March 1
  • Summer: July 1
  • Information about to how to apply to graduate can be found at the Office of the Registrar.

Graduation Checklists



Certificate Students

  • Complete all required courses within six years
  • Apply to graduate via ISIS before the graduation deadline
  • Certificate program completes and sends Record of Progress to the Graduate School when all certificate requirements are completed but no later than the end of the semester of graduation
Certificate Record of Progress

Master's Non-thesis Students

  • Submit the Master's Advisory Committee form, consisting of a major advisor and at least two other members of the graduate faculty, to the Graduate School immediately following or at the time of admission to the program of study
  • Complete all course work within six years
  • If applicable, transfer credit form and official transcript must be submitted to the Graduate School before the date of graduation for the semester of graduation
  • Apply to graduate via ISIS before the graduation deadline for the semester of graduation
  • Pass comprehensive exam or defend project before the date of graduation for the semester of graduation
  • Complete all degree requirements before the date of graduation
  • Master’s program completes and sends Record of Progress to the Graduate School when all master’s degree requirements are completed but no later than the end of the semester of graduation

Master's Thesis Students

  • Submit the Master's Advisory Committee form, consisting of a major advisor and at least two other members of the graduate faculty, to the Graduate School immediately following or at the time of admission to the program of study
  • Submit the Master’s Thesis Committee form, consisting of a thesis director and at least two other members of the graduate faculty, to the Graduate School as soon as the committee has been selected but no later than three months prior to the date of the oral defense
  • Submit the Master's Thesis Title form, consisting of the title of the thesis and approved by the thesis director, to the Graduate School as soon as the thesis topic has been established but no later than three months prior to the date of the oral defense
  • Complete all course work within six years
  • If applicable, transfer credit form and official transcript must be submitted to the Graduate School before the date of graduation for the semester of graduation
  • Apply to graduate via ISIS before the graduation deadline for the semester of graduation
  • Defend thesis at least four weeks prior to the graduation date.
  • Complete a thesis check with the Graduate School at least two weeks prior to the thesis submission deadline
  • Submit final approved thesis to the Graduate School no later than two weeks prior to the date of graduation (see thesis submission deadline)
  • Complete all degree requirements before the date of graduation
  • Master’s thesis committee completes and sends Record of Progress to the Graduate School when all master’s degree requirements are completed but no later than the end of the semester of graduation

Educational Specialist

  • Submit the Educational Specialist Advisory Committee form, consisting of a major adviser and at least two other members of the graduate faculty, to the Graduate School immediately following or at the time of admission to the program of study
  • Complete all course work within six years
  • If applicable, transfer credit form and official transcript must be submitted to the Graduate School before the date of graduation for the semester of graduation
  • Apply to graduate via ISIS before the graduation deadline for the semester of graduation
  • Complete all degree requirements before the date of graduation
  • Educational Specialist’s advisory committee requests Record of Progress from Terri Fisher tfisher@uark.edu and then completes and returns to the Graduate School when all education specialist degree requirements are completed but no later than the end of the semester of graduation

Doctoral Students

  • Submit the Doctoral Advisory Committee form consisting of a major advisor and at least two other members of the graduate faculty, to the Graduate School immediately following or at the time of admission to the program of study
  • Submit the Doctoral Dissertation Committee form, consisting of a dissertation director and at least two other members of the graduate faculty, to the Graduate School as soon as the committee has been selected but no later than three months prior to the date of the oral defense.
  • Submit the Doctoral Dissertation Title form, consisting of the title of the dissertation and approved by the thesis director, to the Graduate School as soon as the dissertation topic has been established but no later than three months prior to the date of the oral defense.
  • Complete all course work within seven years
  • Apply to graduate via ISIS before the graduation deadline for the semester of graduation
  • Send defense announcement to Terri Fisher tfisher@uark.edu at least two weeks prior to the date of defense including date, time, location, dissertation committee chair, and title of dissertation
  • Defend dissertation at least four weeks prior to the graduation date.
  • Complete a dissertation check with the Graduate School at least two weeks prior to the dissertation submission deadline
  • Submit final approved dissertation to the Graduate School no later than two weeks prior to the date of graduation (see dissertation submission deadline)
  • Complete all degree requirements before the date of graduation
  • Doctoral dissertation committee completes and sends Record of Progress to the Graduate School when all doctoral degree requirements are completed but no later than the end of the semester of graduation

Theses & Dissertations

Thesis and Dissertation Submission Deadlines

  • Spring 2014: April 25
  • Summer 2014: July 18
  • Fall 2014: December 5

Dissertation Defense Calendar/Schedule

http://grad.uark.edu/dean/calendar/defenses.php

Guide to Theses/Dissertations

Guide to Theses/Dissertations - Downloadable PDF