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Doctoral Timeline for Graduation & Commencement

Steps for graduation and commencement

  1. Complete all doctoral graduation requirements.
  2. Report your intention to graduate to your academic program before the deadline.
  3.  Complete the online application for graduation.
  4. Submit your report of the dissertation defense (D4) and incomplete grades from previous semesters.
  5. Submit the dissertation with supplemental materials before the deadline.
  6. R.S.V.P. for the commencement ceremony.
  7. Order regalia and announcements.

The comprehensive exam should be completed at least seven months prior to the dissertation defense.

Deadlines and Timelines for Graduation and Commencement

University of Missouri Commencement Schedule »


Commencement resources

Graduation resources