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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Deadlines & Important Dates

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Masters/Specialist Students - Deadlines for Submission of Graduation Forms and Theses to the Graduate Studies Office



Semester of graduating



Application for

Graduation Due



Thesis Due

Recommendation for

Awarding the Degree

Form Due


Summer 2018

June 8, 2018

July 13, 2018

July 27, 2018

Fall 2018

October 5, 2018

November 16, 2018

December 7, 2018

Spring 2019

February 22, 2019

April 12, 2019

May 3, 2019

Summer 2019

June 7, 2019

July 12, 2019

July 26, 2019


Doctoral Students – Deadlines for Submission of Graduation Forms and Dissertations

 Same as above, except dissertations are due one week later for each semester (as follows).

SUMMER 2018:  July 20, 2018

FALL 2018:          November 26, 2018

SPRING 2019:      April 19, 2019

SUMMER 2019:   July 19, 2019


*Without exception, theses and dissertations are due to the Graduate Studies Office by close of business, or submitted to ProQuest by midnight, on the dates noted above.

Access the graduation forms on the Graduate Studies website.

Additional Notes:

  • IRB proposals are to be submitted and approved prior to starting research projects.
  • The Written Comprehensive Examination Request and Report forms, if required by the department, are due by the end of the semester of graduation.
  • Students completing other Capstone Experiences such as Alternate Plan Papers, Creative Projects, Portfolios, etc. should check with their respective departments for due dates of those items.