• Forms MUST be downloaded and opened with Adobe Reader DC - opening a file within the browser will not allow it to be fillable. Check your browser's download settings to ensure the proper procedure.

    • If you are unable to get the electronic signature to work, complete the form, print the typewritten form - sign and scan the form to your advisor, via UMSL email.

    • Do not use Adobe "Collect Signatures/Send for Signatures" feature.

  • Your academic unit may have internal deadlines you need to meet and other forms that need to be completed before your paperwork is forwarded to the Graduate School.

  • These are firm deadlines, forms will not be accepted after the deadline date.

  • Diplomas and Graduate Certificates are mailed, by Registration, after all requirements are confirmed completed, including a zero balance. This process typically occurs 6 to 8 weeks after the end of the semester.

If you are a doctoral or EdS student (currently active in a doctoral or EdS program) who is earning your Master’s along the way, please complete this form first, so that we can enable the application to your request for the master’s degree.

  • If you are unsure if this applies to you, contact your Graduate Program Director.  
  • Since we are requesting student-specific information, you’ll need to log in with your UMSL credentials, so please log out of your personal Gmail, etc prior to clicking on the above link.  

  • Google form help.

Please click on the appropriate program name below for the degree or certificate you are applying.

Graduate Certificate  |  Master's Degree  |  Educational Specialist Degree  |  Doctoral Degree

 Frequently Asked Graduation Questions



Graduate Certificate Deadlines


There is a distinct difference between a graduate certificate and teacher certification.  A graduate certificate is a credential awarded by UMSL. They are managed by the Graduate School in much the same way as a master’s degree.  If you wish to receive a Graduate Certificate, you should use the G10 link to apply for the certificate. 

Teacher Certification is a process of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The state sets the requirements and evaluates applicants.  The Graduate School is not directly involved in this process, and you should not use the G10 application to apply for teacher certification.  The College of Education runs UMSL’s programs that lead to teacher certification.  If you have any questions about how to obtain teacher certification, you should contact OASIS at 314-516-5937.

Graduate Certificates are mailed after all requirements are confirmed completed, including a zero balance.

Form/Item Description
Fall
2020
Spring
2021
Summer
2020
G10 1. Log into MyView - Navigate to - Self Service -> Degree Progress -> Graduation

THEN


2. Complete App for Graduate Certificate
25
Sep
2020
24
Feb
2021
29
May
2020

Student Instructions (5 Pages, 312 KB, PDF) for new graduation application process.

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Master's Degree Deadlines


Commencement ceremonies are in May and December, August grads can participate in the ceremony of their choosing. Diplomas are mailed after all requirements are confirmed completed, including a zero balance.

Form/Item Description
Fall
2020
Spring
2021
Summer
2020
M4

AND

M2* (1 Page, 324 KB, PDF)

*
(if req - check with advisor)
1. Log into MyView - Navigate to - Self Service -> Degree Progress -> Graduation

THEN


2. Complete App for Master's 
 
AND

M2 - Appt of Thesis Committee (if required)
25
Sept
2020
24
Feb
2021
29
May
2020
M3 (1 Page, 284 KB, PDF)

AND

PDF version of thesis
Master's Thesis in essentially final form 2
Nov
2020
2
April
2021
1
July
2020
Last Day to Defend Thesis 23
Nov
2020
23
Apr
2021
31
July
2020
M2 Part B (1 Page, 324 KB, PDF) for exit req.

AND


IRL submission of final thesis
(Formatting & Submission info)
Report of Thesis Defense

AND


Advisor approval in IRL@UMSL
(Advisor Instructions)
11
Dec
2020
7
May
2021
7
Aug
2020

Student Instructions (5 Pages, 312 KB, PDF) for new graduation application process.

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Educational Specialist Degree Deadlines


Commencement ceremonies are in May and December, August grads can participate in the ceremony of their choosing.  Diplomas are mailed after all requirements are confirmed completed, including a zero balance.

Form/Item Description
Fall
2020
Spring
2021
Summer
2020
M4 1. Log into MyView - Navigate to - Self Service -> Degree Progress- > Graduation

THEN


2. Complete App for EdS
25
Sept
2020
24
Feb
2021
29
May
2020
M2 Part B (1 Page, 324 KB, PDF) for scholarly paper

AND

IRL submission of final scholarly paper
(Formatting and Submission info)
Report of scholarly paper defense

AND


Advisor approval in IRL@UMSL
(Advisor Instructions)
11
Dec
2020
7
May
2021
7
Aug
2020

Student Instructions (5 Pages, 312 KB, PDF) for new graduation application process.

Graduation FAQ

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Doctoral Degree - Ph.D., Ed.D., D.N.P. Deadlines


Commencement ceremonies are in May & December, August grads can participate in the ceremony of their choosing.  Diplomas are mailed after all requirements are confirmed completed, including a zero balance.

Form/Item Description
Fall
2020
Spring
2021
Summer
2020
Apply to graduate through MyView

(must have a previously approved D5)
Log into MyView-Navigate to - Self Service Degree Progress Graduation 25
Sept
2020
24
Feb
2021
29
May
2020
Single Author Dissertations need D6 (1 Page, 841 KB, PDF) & D9 (1 Page, 89 KB, PDF)

AND

Dissertation in essentially final form

----------

(Ed.D. only)
Co-Authored Dissertations need
this D6 (1 Page, 841 KB, PDF) one for each co-author

AND

ONE co-authored D9 (1 Page, 92 KB, PDF) for all co-authors
Details about Co-Authored Dissertations
Committee verifies that dissertation is defensible and
agrees to date, time and location of defense

AND


Oral Defense Announcement
2
Nov
2020

(must be submitted 3 wks prior to defense date)
2
Apr
2021

(must be submitted 3 wks prior to defense date)
2
July
2020

(must be submitted 3 wks prior to defense date)
Last Day to Defend Dissertation 23
Nov
2020
23
Apr
2021
23
July
2020
D7 (1 Page, 355 KB, PDF)  Report of Defense 1
Dec
2020
1
May
2021
27
July
2020
Final dissertation  submission to IRL@UMSL and ProQuest
(Formatting & Submission)

AND

SED Certificate of Completion

(Ph.D. only)

AND


All Grades must be letter grades
Final Approval of the dissertation by the committee chair
(Advisor Instructions)  

AND


DL grades changed to letter grades
11
Dec
2020
7
May
2021
7
Aug
2020

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