Graduation

Doctoral Candidates

The Graduate School approves the inclusion of names of potential doctoral graduates for graduation in consultation with program coordinators based on the graduation applications filed for that term.

Doctoral students may be hooded by their dissertation advisor at the spring or fall commencement ceremony if they have fulfilled all requirements of the university, have applied for graduation for the correct semester, and have been cleared by the Graduate School.

Graduate degrees will not be posted to transcripts nor diplomas distributed until final copies of theses and dissertations are approved by the Graduate School and copies are uploaded to ProQuest.


Master’s and Specialist Students

Master’s and educational specialist students who are writing theses are required to follow the same schedule for submission to the Graduate School as doctoral students. They must also fulfill all requirements of the university and their program, apply for graduation by the deadline in the correct semester, and be cleared by the Graduate School.

Graduate degrees will not be posted to transcripts nor diplomas distributed until final copies of theses and dissertations are approved by the Graduate School and copies are uploaded to ProQuest.


If you have questions or issues with the Graduate School’s graduation requirements, please contact Dana Steele at 501.569.8661 or djsteele@ualr.edu.