Graduate Division

Degree Completion

Upon defending your thesis/dissertation or successfully passing qualifying and comprehensive exams, it is time to submit your final degree paperwork, completing your graduate student career. Below is a general overview of what to expect during the degree completion process.

DOCTORAL

After successfully defending your dissertation, you then must submit your dissertation and all final degree paperwork by the degree deadline for the quarter. Submitting your final degree packet starts your final degree check. Additional final degree submission forms, a step by step manual as well as a submission instructions flow chart can be found at the appropriate link below:

MASTER PLAN I - THESIS

After successfully defending your thesis, you then must submit your thesis and all final degree paperwork by the degree deadline for the quarter. Submitting your final degree packet starts your final degree check. Additional final degree submission forms, a step by step manual as well as a submission instructions flow chart can be found at the appropriate link below:

MASTER PLAN II - COMPREHENSIVE EXAM

Upon completion of all required coursework and passing the comprehensive exam, students must notify their home department that they have completed all degree requirements including the exit survey http://apps.grad.uci.edu/exitsurvey/ and will be graduating that quarter. The official Graduate Division DocuSign final degree paperwork must be signed by the student and department/school then routed to the Graduate Division for the final degree check. Some departments may initiate the DocuSign form for the student while other departments expect the student to do so, please check with your department to determine the correct procedure for submiting the DocuSign form by the quarterly degree deadline. Please make sure when submitting the final degree paperwork to the Graduate Division that the exit survey http://apps.grad.uci.edu/exitsurvey/ verification is also attached. The official Graduate Division DocuSign form can be found here: Final Degree Paperwork for the Master’s Degree/Comprehensive Exam