Graduation Requirements

Fulfilling all of your academic requirements is only part of what is necessary to graduate from the Pitt School of Education. You must also complete all of the required applications and forms outlined on this site.

To submit a graduation application, you will need to log into and follow these instructions.

Please read all of these materials carefully to ensure that you are in full compliance with all rules and regulations. Please contact with any questions.

Graduation Instructions

  • Graduation is not an automatic process. You must complete the graduation application. View instructions (PDF)
  • Upon review and final approval by the Office of Student Services and your advisor, your graduation is authorized and your diploma is ordered. You must be in good financial standing with the University to receive your diploma.
  • Diplomas are mailed by the Office of the Registrar about six to eight weeks after the end of the term of graduation.
  • You will receive information about the commencement ceremonies via mail and/or email approximately one month before the ceremony.
  • The name you indicate on your graduation application must match exactly the way it appears in the University’s student information system (PeopleSoft).
  • If for any reason you are unable to graduate in the term for which you applied, you must submit a new graduation application for a future term. Students are not automatically rolled over onto future graduation rosters.
  • Late graduation applications may incur a fee.
  • Individuals who submit graduation applications after the deadline are not guaranteed to have their name included in the event program.

Graduation Dates and Deadlines

December 2023 Graduates


Ceremony Details

  • The ceremony is for August 2023 and December 2023 graduates
  • The date and location is TBD

April 2024 Graduates

Ceremony Details

  • The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2024, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Fitzgerald Field House


More Information

June 2024 Graduates


  • Only EdD, MAT, and MOSAIC students are eligible to apply for June graduation.
  • Application deadline: March 31, 2024
    • Late applications will be charged a $25 fee
    • No applications will be accepted after June 1, 2024
  • June 2024 Doctoral Student Graduation Checklist (PDF)

Ceremony Details

  • No ceremony is held for summer graduation.
  • However, those who are on track to graduate in June 2024 will be invited to participate in the April 2024 and December 2024 ceremonies.

August 2024 Graduates


Ceremony Details

  • No ceremony is held for summer graduation. However, those who are on track to graduate in August 2024 will be invited to participate in the December 2024 and April 2025 ceremonies.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

If your program requires a thesis or dissertation, you must type or copy your final, approved document into the University-approved Microsoft Word ETD Template, which can be found here. If you have questions about ETD formatting, please refer to the University ETD Site.

You will receive information about this process and additional publication requirements from the Office of Student Services after you apply for graduation.

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