Graduation Information

Thesis Defenses

Click Here for the listings of upcoming School of Graduate Studies thesis defenses.

Below are the Rutgers Degree dates:

October 1, 2017
January 13, 2018
May 14, 2018

Click here to review all Guidelines to Follow Before and After Defense

Once you have defended and your dissertation has been accepted and signed off by your committee, please return the following completed to the GSBS office: 


Submit one original and 2 copies of your Thesis (Guidelines can be found on the GSBS website, student handbook).   Once bound, the original is sent to the library, a copy goes to you, and the other goes to your mentor.  If you want additional copies bound for your personal use, there is a charge of $25.00 each.


Graduation Forms

1.   Signed Report of Final Examination/Dissertation Defense form.
2.   Alumni Information form
3.   Student Exit Survey completion certificate
4.   Survey of Earned Doctorate (SED) completion certificate
5.   PhD and MS Graduation Application form
6.   Copy of your updated CV using the required format (sample on-line) plus electronic version sent to Tina Cicolella ( in WORD format

Click here to access the above forms

Commencement: All dates TBD

SGS Convocation - TBD

Commencement - Sunday May 13, 2018 at 12:30pm, High Points Solution Stadium, Busch Campus







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