Graduate Education Thesis and Dissertation Deadlines

Clark Atlanta University

Office of Graduate Education

Thesis and Dissertation Submission Deadlines

2020-2021 Academic Year

Graduate students who plan to complete degree requirements for the Fall 2020 Semester, Spring 2021 Semester, or Summer 2021 Term must adhere to the following submission deadlines:

 

Submission Deadlines by Level

Thesis/Dissertation Submitted to:

Degree Completion/ Graduation Date

 

September 2, 2020

 

Committee Chair/Committee Members for Review, Approval, and Signatures

 

Fall/December 2020 Graduation

 

September 23, 2020

 

*Department Chair for Review and Signature

 

Fall/December 2020 Graduation

 

October 14, 2020

 

*School Dean for Review and Signature

 

Fall/December 2020 Graduation

 

November 4, 2020

 

Graduate Education for Review

 

Fall/December 2020 Graduation

 

 

November 11, 2020

 

Committee Chair/Committee Members for Review, Approval, and Signatures

 

Spring/May 2021 Graduation

 

December 9, 2020

 

*Department Chair for Reviews and Signatures

 

Spring/May 2021 Graduation

 

February 17, 2021

 

*School Dean for Review and Signature

Spring/May 2021 Graduation

March 17, 2021

 

Graduate Education for Review

Spring/May 2021 Graduation

 

 

March 31, 2021

 

Committee Chair/Committee Members for Review, Approval, and Signatures

 

Summer/August 2021 Graduation

 

April 21, 2021

 

*Department Chair for Reviews and Signatures

 

Summer/August 2021 Graduation

 

May 12, 2021

 

*School Dean for Review and Signature

 

Summer/August 2021 Graduation

June 9, 2021

Graduate Education for Review

Summer/August 2021 Graduation

 

Note: Defenses should be scheduled no later than the committee level’s submission deadline. Preliminary e-forms (signed Transmittal, Statement of Understanding, and Notice to Users) must be received in the Office of Graduate Education (sent from the School Dean/designee as MS Word attachments) prior to the student being permitted to submit the thesis/dissertation for review. Submitters will be notified to upload the approved thesis or dissertation via their CAU student email. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend submission-related workshops and trainings.

*Deans and Chairs should refer to the separate correspondence related to timelines and deadlines. Graduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of one(1) credit hour during the semester/term of degree completion (Thesis Consultation or Dissertation Consultation, Thesis Research or Dissertation Research).