Time Limit

The Master’s degree program is designed to be completed within 14 months. All students must complete their programs within five years of the first semester of enrollment in the program. All courses (both BYU and transfer credits) may not be more than 5 years old at the time of graduation. Matriculation in a program may be terminated at any time for failure to make satisfactory progress toward the degree.

Application for Graduation

The Graduate Office sets the exact dates and deadlines for application for graduation and they vary from year to year. Students should check with Graduate Studies for exact dates and deadlines for the semester/ term they wish to graduate.

  • December graduation—September
  • April graduation—January
  • August graduation—May

Applications for Graduation can be obtained from the Graduate Secretary in 306 MCKB. They need to be filled out and returned to the Graduate Secretary for approval by the student’s Faculty Academic Chair and the Department Chair. Students may also apply for graduation online in AIM (see Apply for Graduation).

Graduation-Related Deadlines

Students must apply for graduation by the first few weeks of the semester they intend to graduate. Please see the University website for graduation deadlines.

Students are responsible to meet all requirements and deadlines for graduation.

Students may also contact the Graduate Secretary (801-422-6070) for graduation information.

Graduation & Convocation:

Students can find information about graduation at BYU’s Graduation website.