The following steps serve as a guideline for OSU graduate students on the Tulsa campus. The OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services Center accepts documents on behalf of the Graduate College. Please be aware of minimum enrollment requirements and specific deadline dates and note that the following steps represent the general requirements of all graduating students in the Graduate College. Students should also contact their departments for further departmental requirements, if applicable. In addition, students should be sure that any outstanding bursar balances are paid to avoid delays in issuing diplomas upon graduation.
Doctoral students should verify the Admission to Doctoral Candidacy form (PDF) is on file in the Graduate College and ensure the in-candidacy enrollment requirement has been (or will be) met.
Graduate students completing a thesis or dissertation should attend a Thesis/Dissertation Format Review Workshop. Workshops are available on both the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses. You can view the Thesis/Dissertation Guide at the OSU Graduate College website. A recorded version of the workshop is available by logging in to the Graduate Student Round-Up.
Graduate students completing a thesis or dissertation must schedule an Oral Defense early in the term of graduation and submit the Thesis/Dissertation Oral Defense Results form (PDF) immediately following the oral presentation and prior to the published deadline.
Upload the electronic version of your thesis or dissertation. You will receive the link and instructions once your Oral Defense Results have been received and processed. Submit one signed Approval Page and one Abstract on plain paper. Templates for the Approval Page and Abstract can be downloaded from the OSU Graduate College website. You will receive a notice by email when the electronic version of your thesis or dissertation has been approved. You may be contacted to make modifications.
Doctoral students are required to complete a survey by the National Science Foundation. Your dissertation will not be reviewed for approval until after you have completed the survey.
Submit your Diploma Application online via Student Self-Services. The Diploma Application will populate only after your Graduation Clearance form has been processed and approved. Indicate in the Diploma Application your intent to participate in Commencement and where you would like your diploma to be mailed.
Participate in a Commencement Ceremony (fall and spring in Stillwater and spring in Tulsa). If you plan to attend the OSU-Tulsa Commencement ceremony, please also RSVP online or at the Information Center in North Hall. Summer graduates may participate in either of the spring or fall ceremonies.