Graduate School Deadlines


All event dates below are subject to change per KU Coronavirus policies.

Summer 2021

DateDescription
June 8Classes begin
June 15

Students who were enrolled in Spring 2021 and who meet all degree requirements for Summer 2021 graduation by June 15 will not be required to enroll for Summer 2021.

You must complete all requirements listed for July 30 by June 15.

July 14
Or, two weeks prior to defense

Last day for master’s and doctoral candidates to report defense date to the School of Pharmacy at pharmacy@ku.edu.

  • Requirements include name, title, date, and location of defense.
  • Doctoral students must include outside member name, campus address and email address.

You must notify the school at least two weeks before your defense date.

July 28Last day to defend thesis or dissertation
July 30

Last day for Summer 2021 master’s and doctoral candidates to submit the following materials to the School of Pharmacy. You may submit them in-person to Patti Steffan in the School of Pharmacy Dean’s Office or via email at psteffan@ku.edu.

1. ONLINE APPLICATION FOR DEGREE FORM

  • Complete the online form on Enroll & Pay under "Degree Progress/Graduation."
    • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry doctoral students must complete the online application for degree form for the master’s upon completion of their comprehensive oral for doctorate.
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology doctoral students do not need to complete the online application for degree form for the master’s degree.

2. ONLINE SUBMISSION OF THESIS OR DISSERTATION

3. SIGNED ACCEPTANCE AND TITLE PAGE

4. ETD RELEASE FORM

5. (DOCTORAL CANDIDATES ONLY) - COPY OF CONFIRMATION EMAIL FOR DOCTORAL COMPLETION SURVEY

Early MarchRSVP for the 2021 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at Graduate Studies: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
August 1August degrees are awarded, to be formally conferred at May 2021 Commencement Ceremony.

Fall 2021

DateDescription
August 23Classes begin
September 7

Students who were enrolled in Summer 2021 and who meet all degree requirements for Fall 2021 graduation by Sept. 7 will not be required to enroll for Fall 2021.

You must complete all requirements listed for Dec. 17 by Sept. 7.

December 1
Or, two weeks prior to defense

Last day for master’s and doctoral candidates to report defense date to the School of Pharmacy at pharmacy@ku.edu.

  • Requirements include name, title, date, and location of defense.
  • Doctoral students must include outside member name, campus address and email address.

You must notify the school at least two weeks before your defense date.

December 15Last day to defend thesis or dissertation
December 17

Last day for Fall 2021 master’s and doctoral candidates to submit the following materials to the School of Pharmacy. You may submit them in-person to Patti Steffan in the School of Pharmacy Dean’s Office or via email at psteffan@ku.edu.

1. ONLINE APPLICATION FOR DEGREE FORM

  • Complete the online form on Enroll & Pay under "Degree Progress/Graduation."
    • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry doctoral students must complete the online application for degree form for the master’s upon completion of their comprehensive oral for doctorate.
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology doctoral students do not need to complete the online application for degree form for the master’s degree.

2. ONLINE SUBMISSION OF THESIS OR DISSERTATION

3. SIGNED ACCEPTANCE AND TITLE PAGE

4. ETD RELEASE FORM

5. (DOCTORAL CANDIDATES ONLY) - COPY OF CONFIRMATION EMAIL FOR DOCTORAL COMPLETION SURVEY

Early March

RSVP for the 2022 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at Graduate Studies: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

December 31December degrees are awarded, to be formally conferred at May 2022 Commencement Ceremony.

Spring 2022

DateDescription
January 18Classes begin
February 1

Students who were enrolled in Fall 2021 and who meet all degree requirements for Spring 2022 graduation by February 1 will not be required to enroll for Spring 2022.

You must complete all requirements listed for May 13 by February 1.

February 27

Last date to submit the online application for degree form for commencement program. Download the form on Enroll & Pay under "Degree Progress/Graduation."

  • Doctoral students must complete the online application for degree form for the master’s upon completion of the comprehensive oral for doctorate. This is required by the University Registrar’s office.
Early MarchRSVP for the 2022 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at Graduate Studies' Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
April 27
Or, two weeks prior to defense

Last day for master’s and doctoral candidates to report defense date to the School of Pharmacy at pharmacy@ku.edu.

  • Requirements include name, title, date, and location of defense.
  • Doctoral students must include outside member name, campus address and email address.

You must notify the school at least two weeks before your defense date.

May 11

Last day to defend thesis or dissertation

May 13

Last day for Spring 2022 master’s and doctoral candidates to submit the following materials to the School of Pharmacy. You may submit them in-person to Patti Steffan in the School of Pharmacy Dean’s Office or via email at psteffan@ku.edu.

1. ONLINE APPLICATION FOR DEGREE FORM

  • Complete the online form on Enroll & Pay under "Degree Progress/Graduation."
    • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry doctoral students must complete the online application for degree form for the master’s upon completion of their comprehensive oral for doctorate.
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology doctoral students do not need to complete the online application for degree form for the master’s degree.

2. ONLINE SUBMISSION OF THESIS OR DISSERTATION

3. SIGNED ACCEPTANCE AND TITLE PAGE

4. ETD RELEASE FORM

5. (DOCTORAL CANDIDATES ONLY) - COPY OF CONFIRMATION EMAIL FOR DOCTORAL COMPLETION SURVEY

May 14Doctoral hooding ceremony
May 15Commencement

Summer 2022

DateDescription
June 7Classes begin
June 14

Students who were enrolled in Spring 2022 and who meet all degree requirements for Summer 2022 graduation by June 14 will not be required to enroll for Summer 2022.

You must complete all requirements listed for July 29 by June 14.

July 13
Or, two weeks prior to defense

Last day for master’s and doctoral candidates to report defense date to the School of Pharmacy at pharmacy@ku.edu.

  • Requirements include name, title, date, and location of defense.
  • Doctoral students must include outside member name, campus address and email address.

You must notify the school at least two weeks before your defense date.

July 27Last day to defend thesis or dissertation
July 29

Last day for Summer 2022 master’s and doctoral candidates to submit the following materials to the School of Pharmacy. You may submit them in-person to Patti Steffan in the School of Pharmacy Dean’s Office or via email at psteffan@ku.edu.

1. ONLINE APPLICATION FOR DEGREE FORM

  • Complete the online form on Enroll & Pay under "Degree Progress/Graduation."
    • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry doctoral students must complete the online application for degree form for the master’s upon completion of their comprehensive oral for doctorate.
    • Pharmacology and Toxicology doctoral students do not need to complete the online application for degree form for the master’s degree.

2. ONLINE SUBMISSION OF THESIS OR DISSERTATION

3. SIGNED ACCEPTANCE AND TITLE PAGE

4. ETD RELEASE FORM

5. (DOCTORAL CANDIDATES ONLY) - COPY OF CONFIRMATION EMAIL FOR DOCTORAL COMPLETION SURVEY

Early MarchRSVP for the 2022 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at Graduate Studies' Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
August 1August degrees are awarded, to be formally conferred at May 2022 Commencement Ceremony.