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Checklist for Graduation

All Students must complete the Graduation Intent form on their YES Student Landing page. Students will receive an email notification when the Intent becomes available for the current term.

All Master’s candidates  must have a Completion of Master’s form verified by the Director of Graduate Studies from their program. Programs will submit this form to the Graduate School via the grad school online submissions portal.

All Ph.D. candidates must schedule the Defense Exam with the Graduate School two weeks prior to the exam. Students will bring the Defense Results Form (along with the Title Page & Abstract) to the defense to obtain committee signatures. Programs will submit the final Defense Results to the Graduate School via the grad school online submissions portal.

Thesis and Dissertation Requirements

Students will create a profile in VIREO to submit the following thesis and dissertation requirements. http://vireo.library.vanderbilt.edu/

Master’s Thesis Requirements

Format Review

A format review is required before thesis approval. Review will take place through VIREO when you first upload your document. Allow at least a week before the deadline for review and revisions. Students should use the template (link below) and consult the Format Guidelines which contain essential information about how to format the thesis. Students who use LATEX may modify the title page of the approved LATEX template for dissertations to prepare their master's thesis.  To request the MS Word version of the template, or for any other questions, please contact etdadmin@vanderbilt.edu.

Master's Thesis Template

Title Page and Abstract

Title pages and abstracts may be signed electronically and/or digitally, or in person, and should then be uploaded to Vireo as an administrative file, title page first (click on links above for templates).

Ph.D. Dissertation Requirements

Format Review

A format review is required before thesis or dissertation approval. Review will take place through VIREO when you first upload your document. Allow at least two weeks before the deadline for review and revisions. Students should use the template (links below) and consult the Format Guidelines which contain essential information about how to format the dissertation. To request the MS Word version of the template, or for any other questions, please contact etdadmin@vanderbilt.edu.

Dissertation Template

Approved LATEX Template for Dissertations

Title Page and Abstract

Title pages and abstracts may be signed electronically and/or digitally, or in person, and should then be uploaded to Vireo as an administrative file, title page first (click on links above for templates).

Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED)

Students finishing a doctorate degree are required to complete the SED survey accessible at https://sed-ncses.org. Information provided to the National Opinion Research Council remains confidential and will be used for research or statistical purposes. Submit the Certificate of Completion with your VIREO submission as an administrative file.

Curriculum Vitae

Submit your CV through your VIREO submission as an administrative file. Instructions on preparing a curriculum vitae are available at: https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/forms/CV_requirement.pdf.

 

2022-2023 End of Term Graduation Dates and Deadlines

  Summer 2022

  • June 6, 2022 – Graduation Intent for Summer opens in YES
  • July 15, 2022 – Last day to submit Graduation Intent for Summer graduation
  • July 19, 2022 - Deadline to submit theses and dissertations for Summer graduation
  • August 12, 2022 - Graduation date for Summer graduates

Fall 2022

  • September 19, 2022 – Graduation Intent for Fall opens in YES
  • November 6, 2022 – Last day to submit Graduation Intent for Fall graduation
  • November 18, 2022 - Deadline to submit theses and dissertations for Fall graduation
    (*A final defense or submission of thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School beyond this date will result in graduation the next semester)
  • December 17, 2022 - Graduation date for Fall graduates

Spring 2023

  • January 6, 2023 – Graduation Intent for Spring opens in YES
  • February 26, 2023 – Last day to submit Graduation Intent for Spring graduation
  • March 24, 2023 - Deadline to submit theses and dissertations for Spring graduation
    (*A final defense or submission of thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School beyond this date will result in graduation the next semester)
  • May 12, 2023 – Commencement; Graduation date for Spring graduates