Recommendation and Timing
A graduate degree or graduate certificate candidate must file an Intent to Graduate form in the time frame and manner prescribed by the Registrar. Diplomas are conferred in May, September, and December.
Participation in Ceremony
Residential LL.M. and Master’s candidates who enroll in summer courses following their academic program may participate in the May graduation ceremony, but the degree will not be conferred until after completion of their academic coursework. Candidates for graduate degrees who have completed more than half the required credits for a degree may participate in Commencement, receiving a blank diploma. Their names will be foot or end noted in the program. January matriculants for graduate degrees are ineligible to participate in Commencement at the end of their first semester.