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Minot State University provides a quality education at a significant value.

MSU makes it convenient to earn your degree. Course delivery is designed to fit your life style. Take classes full-time, part-time or online.

Upcoming Deadlines
View the university calendar for last day to add, drop, & withdrawal from all classes; registration; grades due; and holidays.

Fall 2016

  • August 15 - Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for August Conferral.
  • August 22 - Mandatory International F-1 Regulations Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For questions, contact International Programs at 701-858-4155.
  • October 12 - Course Complete Agreements due in the Graduate School for Term 1.
  • November 1 - Graduation Applications due to Program Director for December Conferral.
  • November 16 - Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for December Conferral.
  • November 16 - Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for December Conferral.
  • December 14 - Last day to email an approved PDF version of thesis to Graduate School - graduate@minotstateu.edu - for December Conferral by noon CST.
  • December 14 - Course Complete Agreements due in the Graduate School for Term 2 and 16 weeks.
  • January 15, 2017 - Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for December Conferral.

Spring 2017

  • January 9 - Mandatory International F-1 Regulations Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For questions, contact International Programs at 701-858-4155.
  • January 15 - Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for December Conferral.
  • January 15 - Graduate students may begin registration for May Hooding & Commencement Ceremonies.
  • March 1 - Graduation Application due to Program Director for May Conferral.
  • March 1 - Course Complete Agreements due in the Graduate School for Term 1.
  • March 15 - Graduate students last day to submit reservation to participate in May Hooding & Commencement ceremonies and submit regalia order to Herff Jones.
  • March 15 - Citation for Excellence: Program Directors may file nominations in the Graduate School.  (See catalog for instructions.)
  • April 11 - Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for May Conferral.
  • April 11 - Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for May Conferral
  • May 10 - Last day to email an approved PDF version of thesis to Graduate School - graduate@minotstateu.edu - for May Conferral by noon CST.
  • May 10 - Course Complete Agreements due in the Graduate School for Term 2 and 16 weeks.
  • May 12 - Graduate School Hooding Ceremony at 8:00 a. m. in Ann Nicole Hall. MSU Commencement Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at the MSU Dome.
  • June 1 - Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for May conferral.

Summer 2017

  • June 1 – Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for May conferral.
  • June 1 - Graduation Applications due to Program Director for August Conferral.
  • June 30 - Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for August Conferral.
  • July 14 - Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for August Conferral.
  • July 26 - Course Completion Agreements due in the Graduate School.
  • July 31 - Last day to email an approved PDF version of thesis to Graduate School - graduate@minotstateu.edu - for August Conferral by noon CST.
  • August 15 - Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for August Conferral.

Fall 2017

  • August 15 - Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for August Conferral.
  • August 21 - Mandatory International F-1 Regulations Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For questions, contact International Programs at 701-858-4155
  • November 1 - Graduation Applications due to Program Director for December Conferral.
  • November 9 - Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for December Conferral.
  • November 9 - Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for December Conferral.
  • December 13 - Last day to email an approved PDF version of thesis to Graduate School - graduate@minotstateu.edu - for December Conferral by noon CST.
  • January 15, 2018 - Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for December Conferral.

Spring 2018

  • January 8 - Mandatory International F-1 Regulations Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For questions, contact International Programs at 701-858-4155.
  • January 15 - Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for December Conferral.
  • January 15 - Graduate students may begin registration for May Hooding & Commencement Ceremonies.
  • March 1 - Graduation Application due to Program Director for May Conferral.
  • March 15 - Graduate students last day to submit reservation to participate in May Hooding & Commencement ceremonies and submit regalia order to Herff Jones.
  • March 15 - Citation for Excellence: Program Directors may file nominations in the Graduate School.  (See catalog for instructions.)
  • April 9 - Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for May Conferral.
  • April 9 - Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for May Conferral
  • May 8 - Last day to email an approved PDF version of thesis to Graduate School - graduate@minotstateu.edu - for May Conferral by noon CST.
  • May 11 - Graduate School Hooding Ceremony at 8:00 a. m. in Ann Nicole Hall. MSU Commencement Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at the MSU Dome.
  • June 1 - Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for May conferral.

Summer 2018

  • June 1 – Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for May conferral.
  • June 1 - Graduation Applications due to Program Director for August Conferral.
  • June 29 - Last day for Thesis/Project Defense for August Conferral.
  • July 13 - Last day to submit thesis to Graduate School for final review for August Conferral.
  • July 27 - Last day to email an approved PDF version of thesis to Graduate School - graduate@minotstateu.edu - for August Conferral by noon CST.
  • August 15 - Last day for Graduate School Program Directors to submit graduation applications with Recommendation for Awarding Degrees to the Graduate School for August Conferral.