SSE MS/PhD Graduation Requirements

Application for Degree Instructions, Ceremony Participation Form, Graduation Checklist and Deadlines

Degree Date: December 31, 2023
Application for Degree Due - October 31st
Thesis/Dissertation Checklist Items Due: December 5 (Tuesday, December 5, 2023) 

Degree Date: May 18, 2024
Application for Degree Due - February 5th
Thesis/Dissertation Checklist Items Due: May 6 (Monday, May 6, 2024)

Degree Date: August 15, 2024
Application for Degree Due - July 31st
Thesis/Dissertation Checklist Items Due: August 5 (Monday, August 5, 2024)

Commencement Information - Tulane Commencement

Diplomas and Transcripts - Tulane Registrar

Guidelines for Thesis and Dissertations 

PhD Applicants applying to graduate with their PhD, should have already completed their Prospectus Approval and Admission to Candidacy prior to applying to graduate.  These forms must be completed 6 months prior to graduation and emailed to in the SSE Dean's Office.

All students applying to graduate, please check your student transcripts (and degree audit):

  1. MS degrees require a minimum 30 cumulative credit hours and a minimum 3.0 GPA in order to graduate (30 credits are required with and without a thesis)
  2. PhD degrees require a minimum of 48 credit hours and a minimum 3.0 GPA in order to graduate (please verify with your department/advisor that you have enough credit hours)

Defense of Paper Recommendation - Please plan your defense at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline date so that you have time to make corrections and collect signatures.

By the deadline date, please have the following completed if your degree requires a thesis/dissertation: (Hard Copies of papers are no longer required)

Email the proof of completion to for the checklist items listed below by the deadline date:

  1. Apply to Graduate - The Apply to Graduate link in on your Gibson Student Portal.  If you do not see the link on your portal, please put in a support ticket to the Tulane Registrar's office. Application for Degree Instructions
  2. Signed Oral Defense Form  (Electronic Signatures are Accepted)
  3. ProQuest - Upload a copy of your paper with signed signature pages to ProQuest (Electronic Signatures are Accepted)
  4. Tulane Digital Repository - Upload a copy of your paper with signed signature pages to Tulane Digital Repository (Electronic Signatures are Accepted)
  5. PhD Students ONLY when graduating with your PhD Degree - Completion Certificate from the Survey of Earned Doctorates

If you need more information - go to Checklist Details