If you plan to graduate this semester (fall 2022):

Below are some of the significant dates in relation to graduation. More dates related to deadlines, such as, course drop dates, can be found at the Registrar’s link as follows:  http://registrar.uiowa.edu/calendars-deadlines

MSN & DNP Programs   PhD Program

MSN & DNP Programs

9/30/22  - Deadline for application for Graduate College Degree: Degree applications are available on MyUI/Degree Application (see note below).

TBD – Commencement deadlines.  Information regarding registration/RSVP, apparel, etc. will be posted to the following URLs:

12/16/22 – Graduate College Commencement (see above links for more information)

  • 9 a.m. DNP (Hancher)
  • 7 p.m. MSN (Hancher)

You need to be registered to apply for degree.

Jennifer Clougherty - jennifer-clougherty@uiowa.edu, 319-335-7021


Kara Avis - kara-avis@uiowa.edu, 319-467-4405

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PHD Program


Below are some of the significant dates in relation to dissertation requirements and graduation. More dates/deadlines can be found at registrar.uiowa.edu/calendars-deadlines

2/16/2021 – Let Mary Kosobucki know the date, time, location, and title of your PhD dissertation defense as well as the names of your committee members by this date

2/26/2021 – Application Deadline for Graduate College Degree: Degree applications for all students are available at MyUI/Degree Application

2/26/2021 – Provide Proof of IRB Compliance to Mary Kosobucki (if you have not done so already)

TBD – Graduate College Commencement Ceremony registration deadline   

4/16/2021 – Last day a PhD defense can be held

4/27/2021 – Single deposit of dissertation is due by 5 p.m. CST

5/14/2021 – Graduate College Commencement: For information regarding registering and apparel rental/purchase, click here 



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