Graduate Degrees

The Graduation Application for Fall 2022 is now open for PhD and Research Master's students: apply here.


The Office of the Provost oversees the graduation process for all PhD and Research Master's degrees at the University.

The University of Pennsylvania confers degrees in May, August, and December. Degree candidates must apply to graduate by the date listed in the Graduation Calendar and meet all deadlines for defense and deposit in order to be eligible to graduate in a given term.

Commencement and diploma ceremonies are held in May. Degree clearance is contingent upon timely and successful completion of all degree requirements.

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November 18 through December 5 is the peak deposit appointment period for December graduates. Please attend a formatting support session in advance and use this special link to schedule: