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Master of Journalism – Integrated Marketing Communications (MSJ – IMC)

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.