Graduation Requirements and Deadlines
You must complete the online graduation application, in order to graduate and receive your degree.
Online Graduation Application Timelines:
- August Graduates: April 1 – June 15
- December Graduates: July 1 – September 15
- May Graduates: December 1 – February 15
Click on the appropriate link below to find out current information about graduation policies, important dates and the online application instructions.
- Candidates for the Master’s Degree
- Candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
- Commencement Policies and Procedures
- Degree Requirements and Deadlines
- Academic Cap & Gown
The application process is not complete until you submit the Supplemental application by the deadlines. The supplemental application will be sent to you via your UMBC e-mail account after you complete the online application. (Please allow a few days to receive the supplemental application link from the Graduate School).
You must have the program plan of study on your student account to complete the online graduation application.
More Information about graduation: Commencement Newsletter
Students admitted to the Master’s degree in Learning and Performance Technology (formerly known as Instructional Systems Development), beginning with the Fall 2012 semester, will be required to complete a professional portfolio. This requirement replaces the current comprehensive exam requirement.
The purpose of this requirement is to provide students an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned in their coursework and the program. It also provides students, employers, clients, colleagues, etc. with tangible evidence of our graduates’ knowledge, skill, abilities and competencies. Portfolios can be a wonderful career tool that may assist graduates in getting jobs, promotions, new clients, and other professional opportunities.
Final Portfolio Submission Deadlines:
The semester that you apply for graduation is when your portfolio is due.
- Fall Semester: November 1st
- Spring Semester: April 1st
- Summer session: July 1st
When you are ready to share your portfolio please contact Dr. Williams at email@example.com.