Graduate Calendar

Fall 2016

DateActivity or Event
July 20 Priority deadline for Admission Application. (Some programs may have an earlier submission deadline.)
August 1-19 Fall Intersession (Considered part of the fall semester for admission, registration, grading, and graduation purposes.)
August 15 Graduate Student Orientation
August 22 Classes Begin
August 26 Deadline to Apply for Graduation (Students planning to complete their degree in December 2016) - apply online at My Missouri State, Academics Tab
September 5 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
November 21 - 25 Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes) - offices closed November 23-25
November 28 Thesis deadline: Last day to submit approved thesis to the Graduate College
November 28 Seminar deadline: Last day to submit acceptance sheet of approved research project to the Graduate College. (Does not apply to all programs. Check with program advisor to determine if form is needed.)
December 8 Last day of classes
December 8 Deadline for submission of Comprehensive Examination results to the Graduate College
December 9 Study Day (no classes)
December 10-15 Final exams
December 16 Commencement

Spring 2017

DateActivity or Event
December 20 Priority deadline for Admission Application. (Some programs may have an earlier submission deadline.)
January 9-13 Winter Intersession (Considered part of the spring semester for admission, registration, grading, and graduation purposes.)
January 14 Graduate Student Orientation
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
January 17 Classes Begin
January 20 Deadline to Apply for Graduation (Students planning to complete their degree in May 2017) - apply online at My Missouri State, Academics Tab
February 20 President's Day (no classes)
March 13-17 Spring Break (no classes)
April 13-14  Spring Holiday (no classes) - offices closed April 14
April 24 Thesis deadline: Last day to submit approved thesis to the Graduate College
April 24 Seminar deadline: Last day to submit acceptance sheet of approved research project to the Graduate College. (Does not apply to all programs. Check with program advisor to determine if form is needed.)
April 29 Interdisciplinary Forum
May 11 Last day of classes
May 11 Deadline for submission of Comprehensive Examination results to the Graduate College
May 12 Study Day (no classes)
May 13-18 Final exams
May 19 Commencement

Summer 2017

DateActivity or Event
May 20 Priority deadline for Admission Application. (Some programs may have an earlier submission deadline.)

May 22 - June 9

Summer Intersession (Considered part of the summer session for admission, registration, grading, and graduation purposes.)
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday (no intersession classes)
June 12 Classes Begin
June 16 Deadline to Apply for Graduation (Students planning to complete their degree in August 2017) -apply online at My Missouri State, Academics Tab
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes)
July 21 Thesis deadline: Last day to submit approved thesis to the Graduate College
July 21 Seminar deadline: Last day to submit acceptance sheet of approved research project to the Graduate College. (Does not apply to all programs. Check with program advisor to determine if form is needed.)
Aug 1 Deadline for submission of Comprehensive Examination results to the Graduate College
Aug 2 Last day of classes
Aug 3-4 Final exams
Aug 4 Commencement