Application for Degree
The University holds commencement exercises at the conclusion of each academic quarter. A student who has completed the requirements of his or her degree program—A.M., A.M.R.S., M.Div., Ph.D.—may apply to receive the degree as soon as the next quarter's scheduled commencement.
To receive the degree, the student must file an application for degree online no later than the Friday of the first week of the quarter in which he or she expects to receive the degree.
In some cases, a Ph.D. candidate may wish to apply to receive the degree prior to having received final approval of the dissertation from the dissertation reading committee. Ph.D. candidates should consult with their dissertation advisor and the Dean of Students about the advisability of making such application under the specific circumstances.
The Divinity School commencement includes the hooding of doctoral students. The hoods will be provided for Ph.D. students as a gift from the Divinity School in recognition of this outstanding accomplishment.
Go to the University's Convocation page for more information on its quarterly commencement exercises.