Tufts University grants degrees three times a year: in February, May, and August but has only one commencement ceremony. This ceremony occurs in May and all graduates completing their studies during that academic year are encouraged to attend. Participating in Commencement Day is a wonderful way for you to celebrate your academic achievements. PhD and MS regalia is provide by the School for students attending the ceremony.
First Steps Toward Graduation
To ensure that the graduation process goes smoothly, students are required to make an appointment with the Associate Dean to review degree requirements, thesis formatting instructions, and graduation deadlines. Please schedule this appointment as you are preparing to ask your thesis committee for permission to defend your thesis.
Contact Associate Dean Volchok.
Thesis Formatting Instructions
Before starting to write the thesis, students should carefully read the thesis formatting guidelines that apply to their degree.
Each document contains specific information about arranging content, formatting, style, fonts, and other required elements. Checking these instructions early in the process will save time in the end.
Students should also familiarize themselves with the ProQuest/UMI online thesis submission process found in Section 8 of the Formatting Instructions document.
Required Forms and Surveys
Students are required to submit the following in order to be cleared for graduation. Links to these forms and surveys are available on the Student Forms page.
- Oral Defense Form
- Approval of Thesis Revisions
- Student Exit Survery
- Survey of Earned Doctorate
- Thesis Defense Form
- Student Exit Survey
Understanding what needs to be done and completing all the required forms before the deadlines will insure that your last days at GSBS go smoothly. Additional information can be found on the Student Forms page.
The deadlines for each of three graduation dates are listed below.
|Date all Requirements must be Completed:||8/31/2020||1/15/2021||4/3/2021||8/15/2021|
|For Tufts University Official Degree Dates:||8/31/2020||2/6/2021||5/23/2021||8/31/2021|