Applying for Degree

Graduate students must file an application for the doctorate, master's or education specialist degree before his or her name will be placed on the list of graduates. This application can be found online or in the Graduate School, 701 Ginger Hall. 

In order to avoid a late fee, degree applications for spring and summer terms must be completed by March 15 and degree applications for the fall term must be completed by October 15. There is a $20 graduation fee, which must be paid by the degree candidate prior to graduation. For students applying for degree after the deadline, the fee is $30.

To register for graduation:

  • Contact Accounting and Financial Services at 606-783-2019 to pay the application fee.   
  • Complete the online graduate graduation application at
  • Once the application has been submitted, an e-mail notification is sent to the Graduate School. Students will also receive a confirmation e-mail.

Commencement is observed two times during the academic year. Ceremonies are held at the end of the fall and spring terms. For additional information regarding graduation and commencement, contact the Graduate School at 606-783-2039.