Master’s and doctoral students nearing degree completion should prepare early for graduation from UNC Charlotte.  To graduate, students must be enrolled at UNC Charlotte and must apply to graduate.  Check the Academic Calendar for graduation dates and application deadlines.

FAQ’s are available that address many aspects of the graduation process and timelines.  Search by topic or browse by popularity at the Graduation and Commencement FAQ Pages.

Thesis and Dissertation

All students enrolled in thesis-based master's programs or Doctoral programs must submit a thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School. The Center for Graduate Life offers helpful information on Dissertation & Thesis Formatting.  

Master’s and Doctoral Students have the option of submitting an electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD).  Questions on thesis and dissertation formatting and submission may be directed to Aura Young, Graduate Completion Specialist.

Graduation Clearance

For details on graduation clearance, visit the Graduate School’s Graduation Clearance page.