Each candidate for a graduate degree must apply for the degree no later than the published “Last Day to Register or Add a Course” for the Fall or Spring semester (or the first term of the Summer session) in which requirements for the degree are to be completed. The last day to register or add a course for each semester is published on the Office of University Registrar website.

The “Application for Degree” form is available online through the mybama.ua.edu website.

Your Admission to Candidacy form should have been completed and submitted to the Graduate School well in advance of the Application for Degree. (See Section 4.11 of Graduate Catalog for details).

Thesis and dissertation writers should follow all guidelines at the Graduate School’s site for Electronic Theses & Dissertations.

Various forms and procedures for commencement are available at the links below:

Note that candidates for doctoral degrees are required to attend commencement when diplomas will be awarded. A written request for authorization of absence must be made to the Dean of the Graduate School.

Doctoral Commencement Footage (Doctoral Hooding Video; Size: 44MB, the video is in an MPEG-4 format and requires QuickTime or another mp4 player)

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