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Fall 2021 Deadlines

Item Deadline
Enrollment registration begins Monday, April 12
Graduation application due in the Registrar's Office Friday, August 6
Submission of Graduate Paper Topic Approval Sheet Friday, October 15
Last day to hold an Oral Thesis Defense Monday, November 1
Complete and approved electronic thesis drafts due in the Graduate Office
(may be sent electronically to
Monday, November 8
Last day to add GR698, GR699, or GR799 Friday, November 12
Last day to become an approved candidate for graduation Friday, November 19
Thesis reader returns comments to thesis chairperson for consideration Monday, November 29
Friday, December 3
MBA ‘Applied Research Project’ completed and submitted Friday, December 3
Last day to hold an Oral or Comprehensive Exam for programs not requiring a thesis Friday, December 3

** Graduate Students must contact their Department Chairperson or Advisor for the date, time, and place of their examination.


Academic Hall 132
Graduate Studies
One University Plaza, MS 3400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701