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Information for Graduates

Degree Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.0
  • Completion of all required courses
  • No outstanding/incomplete grades (includes grades that were not reported [NGR], In-Progress [INP], or Incomplete [INC]). All outstanding grades must be submitted and applied to the academic record before the end of a term in order for the student to be considered a graduate for that term.
  • If you are in a master's degree program that requires a thesis to be submitted to the Hagerty Library, you must complete thesis formatting prior to library submission. Information about thesis formatting can be found on the Drexel Libraries website.

For Doctoral Degree Students

  • If you anticipate graduating this spring, you must file an application for your degree by April 28 via DrexelOne. Without this application, the Graduate Studies Office and University Registrar cannot clear you for graduation.
  • To participate in your Commencement ceremony and to be listed in Commencement Publications, you must defend your thesis and file form D-5 – Report of the Final Oral Defense Committee – with the Graduate Studies Office by Friday, May 30 at 3 p.m.
  • To become a spring graduate, your completion form and dissertation have to be filed with the Hagerty Library and the Graduate Studies Office by Friday, June 27.
  • If you have any questions about the graduation process, please call the Graduate Studies Office at 215-895-0366.