Graduate Student Walk Short Policy
Students who will be completing all their degree requirements within the academic year (Fall through Summer) are eligible to walk in the commencement ceremonies in May.
There are different walk short policies for each school:
Argyros School of Business and Economics
- 8 credits remaining
Attallah College of Educational Studies
- 6 remaining credits for all Master of Arts degrees
- All MA candidates must also do the following:
- i. Be advised by an Attallah College Program Coordinator/Advisor establishing a timeline for all degree requirements being completed, plus
- ii. Submit a petition with approved signatures from the Attallah College Program Coordinator and Attallah College Associate Dean verifying that advising has been completed
- Ph.D. students are required to complete all work and defend the dissertation successfully. For complete information, contact the Ph.D. Program Director
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
- All requirements must be completed.
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
- 6 credits remaining for all master’s degrees, plus pass required comprehensive examinations in the spring semester.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates should consult with the department to discuss requirements for participation in hooding and conferral exercises
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- 6 credits remaining plus pass all required comprehensive examinations in the spring semester
Schmid College of Science and Technology
- 6 credits remaining for all master’s degrees, plus pass required comprehensive examinations in the spring semester
School of Communication
- 3 credits remaining and degree conferral on file for a term no later than summer of the same year
School of Pharmacy
- To verify requirements to participate in commencement activities PharmD graduates should consult with the Office of Academic Affairs, M.S. and Ph.D. graduates should consult with the Office of Graduate Programs.
*Requests for exceptions to this policy must be directed to the graduate student’s school of study.