Where to find graduate information

Graduate school is already hard enough, let us help make it easier.  The Graduate Student Resources page is a collection of just about every form, document, or table you will need to be prepared for grad school.  Any further information can be found by contacting the Graduate Studies office, or by contacting the office of your respective program.

Graduate Thesis Deadlines

Semester of Planned Graduation SUMMER 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025 Summer 2025
Semester Prior to Graduation
Submission of Thesis Topic Approval Sheet Mar 13, 2023 June 12, 2023 November 6, 2023 March 11, 2024 June 10, 2024 November 4, 2024 March 10, 2025
Graduating Semester
Last Day to add GR698, GR699, GR799 Jun 16, 2023 October 16, 2023 March 18, 2024 June 14, 2024 October 14, 2024 March 17, 2025 June 13, 2025
Last Day to hold Oral Thesis Defense Jun 19, 2023 October 30, 2023 April1, 2024 June 17, 2024 October 28, 2024 April 7, 2025 June 20, 2025
Complete and Approved Electronic Thesis due to Graduate Studies Jun 30, 2023 November 6, 2023 April 12, 2024 June 28, 2024 November 4, 2024 April 11, 2025 June 27, 2025
Thesis reader returns comment to thesis chairperson for consideration Jul 21, 2023 November 20, 2023 April 22, 2024 July 19, 2024 November 18, 2024 April 21, 2025 July 18, 2025
Thesis Revisions Due to Office of Graduate Studies. Once Acceptance Sheet is signed by Dean of Graduate Studies, permission will be given to student to upload thesis to ProQuest Jul 28, 2023 December 3, 2023 April 29, 2024 July 26, 2024 December 2, 2024 April 28, 2025 July 25, 2025


Independent Study

Students have the opportunity to conduct their own independent study related to their field of study for a predetermined number of academic credits. Requirements may differ between various programs, but all programs follow a similar approval process that requires students to fill out the approval form below.


The academic internship is a valuable extension of formal academic education. It affords students an opportunity to combine their educational experience with professional work experience for academic credit. At the date of completion, the form below needs to be filled out in order to approve the credits earned. For questions about requirements and eligibility, contact the office of your respective program.

Professional Development

Southeast wants all students to have meaningful experiential learning as part of their education. Southeast has established a fund to support professional experiences for students. The fund helps make possible the participation by students in real-world, professional presentations of the results of research and other creative work. The program supports travel, lodging and other expenses related to these activities (subject to university policies governing faculty/staff travel) on a competitive basis. This program is run directly by the Funding for Results Team as a permanent program.

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