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Master's Degree Checklist

  • Prepare outline of curriculum with department head, graduate coordinator, or advisor, as appropriate for your department.
  • If applicable, remove conditional status with at least a 3.0 average after the completion of 12 hours of graduate credit. To remove conditional status, submit Petition for Regular Status form according to deadline below. The Admission to Candidacy form must accompany the Petition for Regular Status.
  • Encouraged to have advisory committee appointed prior to applying for admission to candidacy.
  • Apply for admission to candidacy after completion of 12 hours of graduate credit. Submit the Application for Admission to Candidacy form according to deadline below.
  • If applicable, file title of thesis at the time of admission to candidacy.
  • If applicable, complete language requirement.
  • Complete and submit Application for Degree form. 
  • Pay diploma fee by the end of the first week of the last semester of study. Payable to UL Lafayette at the Student Cashier Center in Lafayette Hall (formerly Coronna Hall), room 102.
  • Order cap, gown, and hood from the UL Lafayette Bookstore. If desired, order graduation announcements and the like from UL Lafayette Bookstore.
  • Complete residence requirements. Refer to Graduate Catalog for details.
  • Take the written and/or oral exam as required and within the prescribed time limits provided below and within your departmental time lines.
  • Complete courses listed on outline of curriculum.
  • If completing thesis option, submit defended thesis to the Graduate School for format review. Pick up thesis for correcting edit suggestions and revisions.
  • If completing thesis option, turn in to the Graduate School office by deadline below one copy of the thesis in perfect, finished form,  with an approval sheet with original signatures in black ink, and two extra copies of the abstract with the appropriate heading, and pay thesis binding charge of $10.00 per copy.
  • Submit finalized thesis to the Proquest/UMI Administrator for electronic archiving and open access publishing.
  • Submit Separation Clearance form to your department.
  • Attend graduation exercises, unless excused in advance in writing by the Dean of the Graduate School.