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Spring 2021 Deadlines

Item Deadline
Enrollment registration begins Monday, November 2
Graduation application due in the Registrar's Office Friday, December 18
Submission of Graduate Paper Topic Approval Sheet Friday, March 5
Last day to become an approved candidate for graduation Friday, March 19
Last day to hold an Oral Thesis Defense Monday, March 22
Last day to add GR698, GR699, or GR799 Monday, March 22
Complete and approved electronic thesis drafts due in the Office of the Provost
(may be sent electronically to 
Monday, March 29
Thesis reader returns comments to thesis chairperson for consideration Monday, April 19
Last day to hold an Oral or Comprehensive Exam for programs not requiring a thesis Friday, April 23
MBA ‘Applied Research Project’ completed and submitted Friday, April 23
Thesis revisions due in the Office of the Provost (permission to upload to ProQuest given
after the Thesis Acceptance Sheet is signed by the Dean of Graduate Studies)
Friday, April 30

** Graduate Students must contact their Department Chairperson or Advisor for the date, time, and place of their examination.


Academic Hall 132
Graduate Studies
One University Plaza, MS 3400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701