University Catalog 2023-2024

3.21 Diplomas

To receive a diploma, a student must use the ‘Apply for Graduation’ link in MyPack Portal for the term in which they plan to graduate by the deadline noted in the Graduate School Calendar (Student Self Service > Degree Progress/Graduation > Apply for Graduation).

Doctoral students graduating in the Spring and Fall are awarded their diplomas during the commencement exercises. Both master’s and doctoral students graduating at the end of second summer session, or those students receiving permission to receive the degree in absentia will be mailed their diploma from Registration and Records.

Students earning a Master of Arts, Master of Science, Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy degree will receive diplomas designating the degree and the major or program of study; subplans or concentrations will be denoted on the transcript, but not on the diploma. Students earning a master degree in a designated field will receive diplomas indicating the field of specialization, e.g., Master of Forestry.