Candidate Plan of Study (PDF) ‐ should be prepared after 12‐15 hrs. have been completed; must be submitted to the Graduate School in the semester prior to semester in which you will be graduating (Fall: May 15, Spring: October 1, Summer: March 1)
Application for Graduation – online form that officially adds you to the graduation list; complete on the Registrar’s office website no later than the first week of classes in the semester that you plan to graduate
Certification of Foreign Language/Computer Competence – not required for all degree programs; should be submitted once the requirement has been met
Thesis Defense – public and oral defense of your thesis manuscript before your committee; Drafts of the manuscript should be submitted to committee members at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled defense
Thesis Format Check – you have to upload your manuscript to the UNO Thesis/Dissertation Collection in ScholarWorks for review by the Graduate School of the format; must be completed no later than 5 weeks before Commencement; students should consult the current version of the Thesis & Dissertation Manual before sending their manuscript for review
(Electronic Version - Thesis Approval Form) (Paper Version - Thesis Approval Form) – evidence of approval of the thesis by committee; two‐page form; students must sign twice on the first page; committee signs on the second page; title on the form must be identical to the title as it appears on the manuscript; due the last week of the month preceding Commencement
Students admitted prior to Fall 2012:
- All requirements towards a Master's degree must be completed within 8 calendar years.
- All requirements towards a Doctoral degree must be completed within 13 years of admission.
Students admitted or re-admitted after a 5-year absence Fall 2012 and thereafter:
- All requirements towards a Master's degree must be completed within 6 calendar years.
- All requirements towards a Doctoral degree must be completed within 6 calendar years of completing the General Examination.
*Each degree program may enforce stricter time limits on degree completion.