How do I apply to graduate?

The end is near! Congratulations on nearing the completion of your master’s degree! For many students, you will graduate at the end of this semester. Others will graduate next semester. Often students need to know how quickly they can get proof that they have completed the degree so they can provide this to their school district office, etc.


Grades in the course are submitted within 72 hours after the official end date shown in the course catalog. Even if you’ve finished all your work, we cannot submit individual grades.

Applying for graduation

You must apply for graduation in the semester you plan to graduate. This step triggers the “final certification” review of your program.

If you plan to graduate at the end of the semester, be sure to submit the graduation application found at as soon as you are able.


Diplomas will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the end of the semester. If your employer is requesting that you obtain documentation of degree completion, please follow the instructions in the Graduation Information section of the MAED website or MAET website.


For those of you who can come to campus to participate in graduation ceremonies, commencement information can be found at

Degree Documentation

MAED students, visit the MAED FAQ:

MAET student: Contact for specific steps.