I am ready to graduate! What do I need to do?

If you are graduating with either a Master's Degree or a Graduate Certificate, follow these steps:

  • Complete an Application for Graduation within the first TEN DAYS of the term in which you will graduate.
    1. MPS application (online)
    2. GC application-Complete and return directly to diploma [at] umd.edu

Masters Students-Complete the following three forms. Be sure to use:

  • Graduate Program code: MPGS
  • Supporting Area: Leave Blank
  • Area of Specialization: Leave Blank
  1. ​​​​​​Approved Program Form-Please fill out the personal information at the top of the form and scan it back to Kristen Bergery at kbergery [at] umd.edu.  The rest of the form will be completed and scanned to Graduate School directly by the MPS program staff. Fall graduates: Due by December 1st 
  2. uAchieve Audit Sheets-Run your audit for the MPGS program. open all sections in your audit sheet. Take a screenshot of the audit and email it to Kristen Bergery at kbergery [at] umd.edu  Fall graduates: Due by December 1st of the term in which you will graduate

Graduate Certificate Students-Complete the following form:

  1. Graduate Certificate Completion Form-Please fill out the personal information at the top of the form and scan it back to Kristen Bergery at kbergery [at] umd.edu.  The rest of the form will be completed and scanned to Graduate School directly by the MPS program staff.   Due by the end of the first week of classes in the term in which you will graduate

Please remember that you must be registered for at least 1 credit during the term in which you are graduating. It is VERY important that you turn in ALL forms when they are due. If you miss the deadline for submission, the Graduate School requires a Waiver of Regulation Petition that can take up to two weeks to process and may delay your graduation.