Steps to Graduation

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  • A student under academic probation is not eligible to take a comprehensive examination, final examination (see the MU Policy Library), or to graduate.
  • A student's cumulative Miami graduate-level grade point average must be at least 3.00, and a student may not have grades of incomplete, to take a comprehensive examination, to take a final examination (see the MU Policy Library) for any graduate degree, or to graduate.
  • All Miami University academic integrity charges against a student must be resolved and sanctions completed before a student is eligible to graduate. 
  • You must apply for graduation and pay a commencement fee by the application  deadline dates  in order to graduate (see Important Dates).
    • Application fee for a certificate is $10.00
    • Application fee for Masters and Specialists degrees is $35.00.
    • Application fee for the Doctoral degrees is $200.00. The doctoral fee covers the cost of the diploma and the hood.
  • You must apply online through BannerWeb and information about graduation can be found at the   OneStop website.
  • You must follow the formatting guidelines for submitting your thesis or dissertation. Contact the Graduate School ( gradschool@miamioh.edu) or visit the Graduate Student Association's (GSA's) Canvas site for formatting guidelines and the required templates. More information can be found on the Policy Library.
  • If you are completing a thesis or dissertation as part of your degree, you must comply with the format check and upload deadline dates (see Important Deadlines and Dates tab).
  • Questions regarding academic attire should be directed to the   Miami University Bookstore.

Graduate School Doctoral Forms

Graduate School Master's Forms

Formatting guidelines and thesis and dissertation front matter templates are available on the Graduate Student Association (GSA) Canvas site. For information about remote exams, please reference this Remote Exams Best Practices Guide (PDF).  

Before you can upload your thesis or dissertation to OhioLINK, you must have the format of your manuscript checked to be sure it conforms to the Graduate School's requirements. See 'Formatting Guidelines' (available on the Graduate Student Association's Canvas site under "FILES" and the "COMMENCEMENT" folder for more information regarding the formatting of your document. On the GSA site, you will also find the required templates for your thesis or dissertation front matter.

When you believe your document has been formatted correctly, please email your PDF to ETDS@miamioh.edu to begin the format check process. You must be aware of the format check and OhioLINK deadlines below. All forms must be turned into the Graduate School no later than 10 working dates before the date of commencement.

Graduation Deadline Dates and Events
Graduation Deadlines

Summer

2021

Fall

2021

Winter

2022

Spring

2022

Summer

2022

Apply to Graduate Deadline February 28 April 30 April 30 October 31 February 28
EdD/PhD Dissertation Format Check July 2 October 29 December 17 April 1 July 1
MA/MS Thesis Format Check July 9 November 5 December 17 April 8 July 8
EdD/PhD Dissertation Upload to OhioLINK July 16 November 12 January 7 April 15 July 15
MA/MS Thesis Upload to OhioLINK July 23 November 19 January 7 April 22 July 22
Degree Conferral Date August 13 December 10 January 22 May 14 August 12

Graduation Requirements

  • A student under academic probation is not eligible to take a comprehensive examination, final examination (see the MU Policy Library), or to graduate.
  • A student's cumulative Miami graduate-level grade point average must be at least 3.00, and a student may not have grades of incomplete, to take a comprehensive examination, to take a final examination (see the MU Policy Library) for any graduate degree, or to graduate.
  • All Miami University academic integrity charges against a student must be resolved and sanctions completed before a student is eligible to graduate. 

Graduation Procedures

  • You must apply for graduation and pay a commencement fee by the application  deadline dates  in order to graduate (see Important Dates).
    • Application fee for a certificate is $10.00
    • Application fee for Masters and Specialists degrees is $35.00.
    • Application fee for the Doctoral degrees is $200.00. The doctoral fee covers the cost of the diploma and the hood.
  • You must apply online through BannerWeb and information about graduation can be found at the   OneStop website.
  • You must follow the formatting guidelines for submitting your thesis or dissertation. Contact the Graduate School ( gradschool@miamioh.edu) or visit the Graduate Student Association's (GSA's) Canvas site for formatting guidelines and the required templates. More information can be found on the Policy Library.
  • If you are completing a thesis or dissertation as part of your degree, you must comply with the format check and upload deadline dates (see Important Deadlines and Dates tab).
  • Questions regarding academic attire should be directed to the   Miami University Bookstore.

Graduation Forms

Graduate School Doctoral Forms

Graduate School Master's Forms

Formatting guidelines and thesis and dissertation front matter templates are available on the Graduate Student Association (GSA) Canvas site. For information about remote exams, please reference this Remote Exams Best Practices Guide (PDF).  

Important Deadline and Dates

Before you can upload your thesis or dissertation to OhioLINK, you must have the format of your manuscript checked to be sure it conforms to the Graduate School's requirements. See 'Formatting Guidelines' (available on the Graduate Student Association's Canvas site under "FILES" and the "COMMENCEMENT" folder for more information regarding the formatting of your document. On the GSA site, you will also find the required templates for your thesis or dissertation front matter.

When you believe your document has been formatted correctly, please email your PDF to ETDS@miamioh.edu to begin the format check process. You must be aware of the format check and OhioLINK deadlines below. All forms must be turned into the Graduate School no later than 10 working dates before the date of commencement.

Graduation Deadline Dates and Events
Graduation Deadlines

Summer

2021

Fall

2021

Winter

2022

Spring

2022

Summer

2022

Apply to Graduate Deadline February 28 April 30 April 30 October 31 February 28
EdD/PhD Dissertation Format Check July 2 October 29 December 17 April 1 July 1
MA/MS Thesis Format Check July 9 November 5 December 17 April 8 July 8
EdD/PhD Dissertation Upload to OhioLINK July 16 November 12 January 7 April 15 July 15
MA/MS Thesis Upload to OhioLINK July 23 November 19 January 7 April 22 July 22
Degree Conferral Date August 13 December 10 January 22 May 14 August 12

Video Guides to Commencement

To assist with your preparations on commencement day, the Graduate School has created a video guide to walk you through how to wear your hood and what to do with your name card.

Master/Specialist Students

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Doctoral Students