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Office of Doctoral Studies

Calendar of Events and Deadlines

Dates for the Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022 terms.

Full academic calendar and registration deadlines 

 

Autumn 2021

September 8 Wednesday. Autumn Term 2021 begins.
September 9 Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given October 8 and October 15.
September 16 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 2021.
September 21 Tuesday. Last day to add and drop courses for the Autumn term 2021.
October 8 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 2021 and who have not yet made final deposit.
October 8 Friday. Last day to submit all required materials for October 20th award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
October 8 Friday. Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for students not majoring in an area of psychology, 9 A.M. to 12 noon and 1:45 to 4:45 P.M.
October 11 Monday. Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the October 2021 award of the degree.
October 15 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 15 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 15 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.
October 20 Wednesday. Award of October 2021 degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
December 23 Thursday. Autumn Term 2021 ends.
January 17, 2022 Monday. Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be considered an Autumn 2021 term defense.

 

Spring 2022

Last day to defend to be considered a Spring 2022 defense.È

January 18 Tuesday. Spring Term 2022 begins.
January 20 Thursday. Last day to file application for Doctoral Certification Examination (Ed.D./Ph.D.) to be given February 11 and February 18.
January 27 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 2022.
January 28 Friday. Last day to submit all required materials for February 9th award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
January 31 Monday. Last day to add and drop courses for the Spring term 2022.
January 31 Monday. Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the February 2022 award of the degree.
February 4 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 February 2022 degree.
February 4 Friday. Last day to make the final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for the award of the February 2022 degree.
February 9 Wednesday. Award of February 2022 degrees and certificates. No ceremony.
February 11 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 18 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 2021 and who have not yet made final deposit.
February 18 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.
April 18 Monday. Last day to hold the dissertation defense (Ed.D./Ph.D.) for the May 2022 award of the degree.
April 19 Tuesday. Last day to request special permission to hold Summer 2022 defense/Last day to submit Intention to Defend for Summer 2022 defense.
April 22 Friday. Last day to make the final deposit of corrected Ed.D. dissertations and abstracts for the award of the May 2022 degree.
April 22 Friday. Last day to complete the final deposit of the Ph.D. dissertation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the May 2021 award of the degree (Deposit must be completed by 4:00 pm)
May 6 Friday. Last day to submit all required materials for May 18th award date of the Master of Philosophy degree (Ph.D. students)
May 9 Monday. End of Spring 2022 term.
May 18 Wednesday. Last day to defend to be considered a Spring 2022 defense. 
May 18 Wednesday. Conferring of degrees at Columbia University. Doctoral degree convocation.

 

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Our hours of Operation are as follows:
Monday - Friday         9 am - 5 pm

During Summer Session our hours of Operation are:
Monday - Thursday       9 am - 5 pm
Friday                           9 am - 1 pm  

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