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Doctorate in Journalism and Mass Communication

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

Rolling application process is used.

AUGUST

  •  August 1 for 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
  •  January 2 for 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.