1) Complete the graduation application & survey
- May Graduation Application deadline: October 15
- August Graduation Application deadline: January 15
- December Graduation Application deadline: May 15
2) Create thesis and schedule a thesis format review
Manuals for Thesis Preparation
All School of Science graduate students, with the exception of those pursuing an M.S. in geology or Ph.D. in applied earth sciences, should review Purdue University guidelines for thesis preparation.
Graduate students finishing up research, have an incomplete or are completing their last semester at another institution
Graduate and doctoral student enrollment in CAND 99100, CAND 99200, or CAND 99300 is dependent on remaining requirements. Speak with your advisor, email Monica Henry (in the IUPUI Graduate Office) or call her at 317-274-1577 for more information.
Graduate Student Examination Deadlines & Candidacy Course Info
If you are entering the last semester of your Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Science degree, it is important to know the graduation deadlines set by Purdue or Indiana University. Both the applied earth sciences Ph.D. and biostatistics Ph.D. are awarded by Indiana University; all other doctorate degrees are awarded by Purdue University.
3) Diploma distribution
Do I receive my diploma at one of the Commencement Ceremonies?
No, diplomas are not distributed at either ceremony. You will be sent a letter in regular mail by the School of Science Dean's Office once your diploma has arrived. At that time, you can choose to pick up your diploma in the School of Science Dean's Office or have it mailed to you. The approximate diploma delivery schedules are: December graduates-mid-March; May graduates-mid-July; and August graduates-mid-October.
Where do I obtain a diploma cover?
Diploma covers are presented at the IUPUI "Main" ceremony at Lucas Oil Stadium. No diploma covers are presented at the School of Science ceremony. However, they will also be available from the School of Science Dean's office once the diplomas are available for pick up.
4) Review commencement details
Complete the graduation application and survey