You must successfully
complete all of the general and specific degree requirements as listed
in departmental or program sections of the catalog under which you were
admitted. All requirements must be completed by the grading deadline of
the degree conferral quarter.
Degrees with Distinction
for earning a degree with distinction vary by program. Refer to your
program information for any differing or specific requirements on
minimum grade point average, final oral or written examination or
masters papers, etc.
Applying for degree conferral
requires the completion of all graduation requirements including
completion of all coursework, program standards, field experiences,
thesis and/or dissertation requirements, comprehensive exams, language
exams and the minimum GPA requirement for graduation. A student should
not have any outstanding incomplete grades, outstanding transfer credit,
grade changes, substitutes or waivers. The student understands that
failure to have these items complete by the end of term applied for may
require the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences to deny the
application. The student should resolve all outstanding issues with the
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences before attempting to apply
for degree conferral.
Submitting an online application does not guarantee the conferral
(granting) of a degree from DePaul University. Degree requirements are
reviewed at the end of the expected completion term you indicate. If
you meet all requirements, your degree will be conferred within 30 days
of the end of the term. Diplomas are mailed (to graduates without
financial holds) generally within 45-60 days after the end of the
DePaul reports degree information to the National Student
Clearinghouse monthly. Many companies and agencies use this service to
verify awarded degrees. Your degree will only be verified by the clearinghouse if your privacy settings in Campus Connect indicate this
as releasable information at the time your degree is conferred. Please
verify your privacy settings before the end of your completion term.
More information on how to register for degree conferral can be found here.
The graduation ceremony is
symbolic. It is held in June of each year. Students who confer their
degrees from the fall quarter through the summer quarter are eligible to
participate in that year's June commencement ceremony. June and August
degree audits occur after the ceremony, therefore graduation with
distinction may not be announced at the ceremony, but will appear on the
transcript and diploma. If you cancel or are ineligible to graduate,
you must reapply.
Your diploma will be mailed by the Office of the University Registrar within three months after the convocation ceremony.
Deadlines for Degree Conferral and Commencement Participation
The university confers graduate degrees four times a year after the fall, winter, spring and summer terms. View deadlines for applying for degree conferral. The deadline for applying for the June commencement ceremony is Feb. 1 of that academic year.