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Master of Science in Journalism

Note: If any deadline below falls on a weekend, the deadline is the Friday BEFORE the weekend.

Rolling application process is used.

AUGUST

  • 1: Late enrollment to fall semester
  • First two weeks of fall semester: Completion of requirements for master’s and doctoral candidates without having to enroll fall semester

SEPTEMBER

  • 1-30: Schedule project presentation, thesis defense, comprehensive exam or dissertation defense

OCTOBER

  • 1-15: Advising: Progress toward degree and course recommendations, see Graduate Advisor or IMC Program Coordinator.  Enrollment for spring semester (usually the week after fall break)

NOVEMBER

  • 1: Early and International Application deadline for Spring semester admission
  • 1: Application deadline for Spring GTA and SH positions
  • 15: Last day for project/thesis/capstone/comprehensive exams/dissertation defenses

DECEMBER

  • 1: AFD (Application for Degree) Online Deadline. (December grads only.)
  • 1: Last day for project/thesis/capstone/comprehensive exams/dissertation defenses
  • Last day of classes: Project/Thesis/Dissertation Filing Deadline: Abstract, title page and acceptance pages due to Jammie Johnson, Graduate Advisor.

JANUARY

  • First two weeks of spring semester: Completion of requirements for master’s and doctoral candidates without having to enroll spring semester
  • 2: Late enrollment to spring semester

FEBRUARY

  • 1-28: Schedule project presentation, thesis defense, comprehensive exam or dissertation defense
  • 1: Early and International Application deadline for Fall semester admission

MARCH

  • 1: AFD (Application for Degree) Online Deadline. (May grads only)
  • 1: Application deadline for Fall GTA and SH positions
  • 1-15: Advising: Progress toward degree and course recommendations, see Graduate Advisor or IMC Program Coordinator. Enrollment for summer and/or fall semesters (usually the week after spring break)

MAY

  • 1: Last day for project/thesis/capstone/comprehensive exams/dissertation defenses
  • Last day of classes: Project/Thesis/Dissertation Filing Deadline: Abstract, title page and acceptance pages due to Jammie Johnson, Graduate Advisor.
  • 9-13: Final exams
  • 14: J-School Graduation Recognition (Saturday morning)
  • 15: University Commencement (Sunday afternoon)

JUNE

  • 1-11: Completion of requirements for August master’s and doctoral candidates without having to enroll summer session
  • 1-15: Schedule project/thesis/capstone/comprehensive exams/dissertation defenses

JULY

  • 15: Last day for project/thesis/capstone/comprehensive exams/dissertation defenses
  • 15: AFD (Application for Degree) Online Deadline. (Summer grads only)
  • Last day of classes: Project/Thesis/Dissertation Filing Deadline: Abstract, title page and acceptance pages due to Jammie Johnson, Graduate Advisor.

 


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