PhD and Research Master's Programs
The Office of the Provost oversees the graduation process for all PhD and Research Master's degrees at the University.
PhD and research master's degree candidates must apply to graduate by the date listed in the Graduation Calendar to be eligible for the conferral of their degree and issuance of their diploma in a given term; PhD candidates must also successfully deposit their dissertation by the date stated in the Graduation Calendar in order to be eligible for graduation. The specific deadlines for deposit and graduation for each degree term are listed in the Graduation Calendar.
For more information, visit https://provost.upenn.edu/graduate-degrees.
Graduation for professional programs is overseen by the schools. Students should check with their program for more information and deadlines for graduation.