Graduate Calendar

Fall 2017

Date Activity or Event
July 20 Priority deadline for Admission Application. (Some programs may have an earlier submission deadline.)
August 7-18 Winter Intersession (Considered part of the fall semester for admission, registration, grading, and graduation purposes.)
August 14 Graduate Student Orientation
August 15

Teaching Assistant Orientation (only for students hired as Graduate Teaching Assistants)

August 21 Classes Begin
August 25 Deadline to Apply for Graduation (Students planning to complete their degree in December 2017) - apply online at My Missouri State, Academics Tab
September 4 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
October 12-13 Fall Holiday (no classes)
October 20 3MT - Three Minute Thesis competition
November 22-26  Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes and offices closed)
November 27 Thesis deadline: Last day to submit approved thesis to the Graduate College
November 27 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 7 Last day of classes
December 7 Deadline for submission of Comprehensive Examination results to the Graduate College
December 8 Study Day (no classes)
December 9-14 Final exams
December 15 Commencement

Spring 2018

Date Activity or Event
December 20 Priority deadline for Admission Application. (Some programs may have an earlier submission deadline.)
January 8-12 Winter Intersession (Considered part of the spring semester for admission, registration, grading, and graduation purposes.)
January 12 Graduate Student Orientation
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
January 16 Classes Begin
January 19 Deadline to Apply for Graduation (Students planning to complete their degree in May 2018) - apply online at My Missouri State, Academics Tab
February 19 President's Day (no classes)
March 12-16 Spring Break (no classes)
March 29-30  Spring Holiday (no classes) - offices closed March 30
April 23 Thesis deadline: Last day to submit approved thesis to the Graduate College
April 23 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.)
May 5 IDF - Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum
May 10 Last day of classes
May 10 Deadline for submission of Comprehensive Examination results to the Graduate College
May 11 Study Day (no classes)
May 12-17 Final exams
May 18 Commencement

Summer 2018

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

May 21 - June 8

Summer Intersession (Considered part of the summer session for admission, registration, grading, and graduation purposes.)
May 28 Memorial Day Holiday (no intersession classes)
June 11 Classes Begin
June 15 Deadline to Apply for Graduation (Students planning to complete their degree in August 2018) -apply online at My Missouri State, Academics Tab
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (no classes)
July 20 Thesis deadline: Last day to submit approved thesis to the Graduate College
July 20 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.)
July 31 Deadline for submission of Comprehensive Examination results to the Graduate College
August 1 Last day of classes
August 2-3 Final exams