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Office of Doctoral Studies

Calendar of Events and Deadlines

Dates for the Summer 2017 and Autumn 2017 Terms

Autumn 2017

September 6 Wednesday. Autumn Term 2017 begins.
September 7 Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given October 13 and October 20.
September 14 Thursday. Last day to file notification in the Office of Doctoral Studies of Intention to Defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertation during the Autumn term 2017.
September 19 Tuesday. Last day to add and drop courses for the Autumn term 2017.
September 29 Friday. Last day to submit all required materials for October 18 award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.)
October 6 Friday. Last day to make final deposit and not be required to register for an additional term of Dissertation Advisement for candidates who defended in Spring or Summer 2017 and who have not yet made final deposit.
October 13 Friday. Last day to complete the final deposit Ed.D. dissertation which have been corrected in accordance with Office of Doctoral Studies' evaluation for October award of degree.
October 13 Friday. Last day to deposit Ph.D. dissertation with the Office of Doctoral Studies and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the October award of degree.
October 13 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
October 18 Wednesday. Award of October degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
October 20 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students majoring in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
December 22 Friday. Autumn Term 2017 ends. Last date to hold dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) in Autumn 2017 term.

Spring 2018

January 17 Wednesday. Spring Term 2018 begins.
January 18 Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given February 9th and February 16th.
January 25 Thursday. Last day to file notification in the Office of Doctoral Studies of Intention to Defend Ed.D. and Ph.D. dissertation during the Spring term 2018.
January 26 Friday. Last day to submit all required materials for February 14 award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.)
January 30 Tuesday. Last day to add and drop courses for the Spring Term 2018.
February 9 Friday. Last day to complete the final deposit Ed.D. dissertation which have been corrected in accordance with Office of Doctoral Studies' evaluation for February 2018 award of degree.
February 9 Friday. Last day to deposit Ph.D. dissertation with the Office of Doctoral Studies and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the February 2018 award of degree.
February 9 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
February 14 Wednesday. Award of February 2018 degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 16 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students majoring in an area of psychology, 9:00a.m. to 12 noon and 1:45p.m. to 4:45p.m.
February 17 Friday. Last day to make final deposit and not be required to register for an additional term of Dissertation Advisement for candidates who defended in Autumn 2017 and who have not yet made final deposit.
April 2 Monday.  Last day to submit scheduling request to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 23 Monday. Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May award of the degree.
April 27 Friday. Last day to make first deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for May award of degree.
April 27 Friday. Last day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the award of the May degree.  (Deposit must be completed by 4:00 p.m.)
May 8 Spring Term 2018 ends.
May 16 Wednesday. Conferring of degrees at Columbia University. Doctoral degree convocation.

 

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