Post-baccalaureate & graduate certificate
Here is listed all the required paperwork for all Master's students.
For more details on the timelines for deadlines to submit these, please visit our dates and deadlines page.
- Report on Comprehensive Exam (PDF)
Oral and/or written as required by your program.
- Application for Graduation
Pay careful attention to the graduation audit that you will receive from Graduation Services. See deadlines at the bottom of this page.
Responsibility: You are responsible for meeting all requirements for graduation. Your Advancement to Candidacy must be received by the Graduate School the semester before you intend to graduate.
- Graduate Certificate or Graduate Licensure
- You are not required to register for the semester within which you plan to graduate.
- No Advancement to Candidacy required.
UAF issues diplomas to graduates three times each year: in September following the summer sessions, in January at the close of the fall semester, and in May at the end of the spring semester. All students who complete degree requirements during the academic year are invited to participate in the annual commencement ceremony at the end of spring semester.
Names of students receiving degrees appear in the commencement program and are released to the media unless a written request not to do so has been received by the graduation department. Students who do not want their names to be released may so indicate on the application for graduation form.
Graduates are responsible for ordering caps and gowns through the UAF bookstore in early spring. Master’s students also must order hoods; the color of the hood is determined by the graduate’s school or college. Doctoral students who attend the commencement ceremony will receive a doctoral hood on stage during the ceremony.
|Graduating semester||Priority deadline ($50 fee)||Late deadline ($80 fee)|
|Fall||October 15||November 15|
|Spring||February 15||March 15|
|Summer||July 15||No late deadline available|
|Graduating semester||Thesis and thesis approval form upload deadline||Other paperwork due|
|Fall||November 28||December 15|
|Spring||April 7||April 24|
|Summer||August 1||August 15|
|*Thesis and Thesis approval form deadline to upload to ProQuest (must be routed through committee, department chair and dean of school/college for approval BEFORE being uploaded to ProQuest)|