2016-17 Academic Catalog

Graduate Calendar

http://catalog.msstate.edu/graduate/academic-calendar/

Click on the Calendars tab on the MSU website to consult official University Academic Calendars

forĀ possible changes in University dates and deadlines.

Fall Semester 2016

Date Description
July 1Deadline for domestic applicants to apply for degree programs on Starkville or Meridian campus--Fall semester
August 1Deadline for domestic and international applicants to apply for Distance degree programs--Fall semester
August 8-11Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop and Classroom Certification
August 9International Orientation
August 15Deadline for Fall Unclassified applications: International for Distance only; domestic for all campuses - 11:59 PM (CST)
August 16Classes begin
August 22Last day to drop a class without a grade (5th class day) - 5:00 PM
August 22-October 14Apply via MyState for December graduation; $50 fee
August 23Last day to register or to add a course (6th class day) - 8:00 AM
September 5Holiday
October 1Deadline for international applicants to apply to degree programs or Unclassifed on Starkville or Meridian campus for Spring semester
October 1-December 31TAGGS online application for January 1-June 30, 2017, travel period
October 5Midpoint of semester
October 5Last day to drop a course with a W grade (36th class day) - 5:00 PM
October 13-14 (dates subject to change)Fall Break
October 14Last day to apply for December graduation; $50 fee
October 15-November 30Late application via MyState for December graduation; $50 fee plus $100 late fee
October 17-28Faculty advising for pre-registration
October 21Last day for thesis/dissertation defense or non-thesis comprehensive examination for December graduation
October 28Last day for department to submit signed examination/defense results to the Graduate School for December graduation
October 28Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to the Library for December graduation
October 28Last day to apply via MyState for December graduation; $50 fee plus $50 late fee
October 31-November 11Spring pre-registration
November 1Last day for doctoral preliminary/comprehensive examination for May graduation
November 1Last day for domestic applicants to apply for degree programs on Starkville or Meridian campus--Spring semester
November 11Last day to withdraw from the University (10 days of class remaining)
November 15-173MT Competition
November 18Last day to submit Library-approved thesis/dissertation to Library for December graduation
November 22Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for MAY graduation and no Spring semester enrollment required
November 23, 24, 25Holiday
November 28Classes resume
November 30Last day for late application via MyState for December graduation; $50 fee plus $100 late fee. Applications are NOT accepted after NOVEMBER 30.
November 30Deadline for graduate students receiving incomplete grade in previous semester to submit required coursework
November 30Classes end
December 1Deadline for domestic and international applicants to apply for Distance degree program--Spring semester
December 1-2Reading days (No mandatory class assignments, requirements, meetings)
December 2Last day to submit Library-approved thesis/dissertation to Library for MAY graduation and no Spring semester enrollment required
December 3 & 10Make-up days (if needed)
December 5-9Final examinations
December 9Last day for December 2016 degree applicants to pay account balance
December 9 (11:00 AM)MSU-Meridian Commencement, MSU Riley Center
December 9 (Processional begins at 6;30 PM; formal ceremony begins at 7:00)Starkville Campus Commencement ceremony for all colleges
December 12Final grades due 12:00 noon
December 21-30Holiday

Spring Semester 2017

Date Description
January 4-6General Teaching Assistant Workshop
January 8Deadline for international applications for Distance Unclassified or domestic Unclassified applications for Starkville, Meridian, Distance campuses--Spring semester
January 9Classes begin
January 13Last day to drop a class without a grade (5th class day) - 5:00 PM
January 16Holiday
January 16-February 24Apply via MyState for May graduation; $50 fee
January 17Last day to register or add a class (6th class day) - 8:00 AM
February 1Last day for doctoral preliminary/comprehensive examination for August graduation
February 24Last day to apply via MyState for May graduation; $50 fee
February 25-March 31Late application via MyState for May graduation; $50 fee plus $50 late fee
February 28Mid-point of semester
February 28Last day to drop a course with a W grade (36th class day) - 5:00 PM
March 1Deadline for international applicants to apply for degree programs or Unclassified on Starkville or Meridian campus--Summer semester
March 10Last day for thesis/dissertation defense and non-thesis comprehensive exam for May graduation
March 13-17 (dates subject to change)Spring Break
March 20-31Faculty advising for pre-registration
March 23Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to the Library for May graduation
March 24Last day for department to submit signed examination results to the Graduate School for May graduation
March 31Last day to apply via MyState for May graduation; $50 fee plus $50 late fee
April 1-26Very late application via MyState for May graduation; $50 fee plus $200 late fee
April 3-14Pre-registration for Summer and Fall semesters
April 11Last day to withdraw from the University (10 days of classes remaining)
April 13Last day for submission of Library-approved thesis/dissertation to the Library for May graduation
April 14Holiday
April 21Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for AUGUST graduation and no Summer enrollment required
April 26Last day to apply via MyState for May graduation; $50 fee plus $200 late fee
April 26Deadline for graduate students receiving an Incomplete grade in the previous semester to submit the coursework
April 26Classes end
April 27Reading day
April 28Last day for final submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for AUGUST graduation and no summer enrollment required
April 28-May 4Final examinations
April 29 and May 5Make-up days if needed
May 1Deadline for domestic applicants to apply for degree programs on Starkville or Meridian campus--Summer semester
May 1Deadline for international applicants to apply for degree programs or Unclassified on Starkville or Meridian campus for Fall semester
May 5Last day for May 2016 degree applicants to pay account balance
May 5, 11:00 AMMSU-Meridian Commencement, MSU Riley Center
May 5, 6:30 P.M.--Processional begins; 7:00 P.M.--Program beginsCommencement - Bagley College of Engineering; Swalm School of Chemical Engineering; College of Veterinary Medicine; College of Agriculture & Life Sciences; School of Human Sciences; College of Forest Resources; College of Education
May 6, 9:30 A.M.-Processional begins; 10:00 A.M.-Program beginsCommencement - College of Arts & Sciences; College of Architecture, Art & Design; School of Architecture; College of Business; Adkerson School of Accountancy
May 8Final grades due 12:00 noon
May 15Deadline for all applicants to apply for Distance degree programs for Summer semester

Summer Semester 2017 - Maymester

Date Description
May 1Deadline for Fall 2017 international applicants applying for degree programs or Unclassified admission on Starkville or Meridian Campus
May 8Classes begin
May 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26Maymester classes meet
May 9Last day to add or drop a course (2nd class day)
May 12Last day to drop a course with a "W" grade (5th class day) - 5:00 PM
May 15Last day for domestic and international applicants to apply for Distance degree programs
May 17-June 16Apply online via MyState for August 2017 graduation; $50 fee
May 23Last day to withdraw from the University (5 class days remaining)
May 26Classes end
May 27Reading day
May 29Holiday
May 30Final examinations
June 1Final grades due 12:00 noon
June 1Last day for PhD students graduating in December to take preliminary/comprehensive examination(s)
June 16Last day to apply for August graduation; $50 fee
June 17-July 14Late online application for August graduation; $50 fee plus $50 late fee
June 23Last day for thesis/dissertation defense and non-thesis comprehensive exam for August graduation
June 29Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for August graduation
July 1Last day for domestic degree program applicants to apply for Starkville and Meridian campuses- Fall 2017 semester
July 7Last day for academic departments to submit signed examination results to Graduate School for August gradation
July 14Last day to apply for August graduation; $50 plus $50 late fee
July 15-July 31Very late online application for August graduation; $50 fee plus $200 late fee
July 21Last day for final submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for August graduation
July 28Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for DECEMBER graduation and no Fall enrollment required
July 31Last day to apply for August graduation; $50 fee plus $200 late fee
August 1Last day for domestic and international distance degree program applications
August 4Last day for August degree applicants to pay account balance
August 5Last day for final submission of thesis/dissertation to LIbrary for DECEMBER graduation and no Fall enrollment required
August 11Graduation (No commencement ceremony. August graduates are invited to participate in December ceremony with no charge except regalia rental.)

Summer Semester 2017 - 1st Five Weeks

Date Description
May 15Last day for domestic and international applicants to apply for Distance degree programs
May 17-June 16Apply online for August graduation; $50 fee
June 1Classes begin
June 1Last day for December PhD degree applicants to take preliminary/comprehensive examination(s)
June 2Last day to add or drop a class (2nd class day)
June 16Last day to apply for August graduation; $50 fee
June 17-July 16Late online application for August graduation; $50 fee plus $50 late fee
June 20Last day to withdraw from the University (5 class days remaining)
June 20Last day to drop a class with "W" grade - 5:00 PM
June 23Last day for thesis/dissertation defense and non-thesis comprehensive exam for August graduation
June 27Classes end
June 28Reading day
June 29Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for August graduation
June 29Final examinations
July 1Last day for domestic degree program applications for Starkville and Meridian campuses
July 4Holiday
July 7Last day to submit signed examination results to Graduate School for August graduation
July 14Last day to apply for August graduation; $50 fee plus $50 late fee
July 15-July 31Very late online application for August graduation; $50 fee plus $200 late fee
July 21Last day for final submission of thesis/dissertation top Library for August graduation
July 28Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for DECEMBER graduation and no Fall enrollment required
June 30Final grades due 12:00 noon
July 31Deadline to apply for August graduation; $50 fee plus $200 late fee
August 1Last day for domestic and international Distance degree program applications
August 4Last day for August degree applicants to pay account balance
August 4Last day for final submission to thesis/dissertation to Library for DECEMBER graduation and no Fall enrollment required
August 11Graduation (No commencement ceremony. August graduates are invited to participate in December ceremony with no charge except regalia rental.)

Summer Semester 2017 - 2nd Five Weeks

Date Description
May 17-June 16Apply online for August graduation; $50 fee
June 1Last day for December PhD degree applicants to take preliminary/comprehensive examination(s)
June 16Last day to apply for August graduation; $50 fee
June 17-July 16Late online application for August graduation; $50 fee plus $50 late fee
June 23Last day for thesis/dissertation defense and non-thesis comprehensive exam for August graduation
June 29Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for August graduation
July 1Last day for domestic degree program applications for Starkville and Meridian campuses
July 4Deadline for international applicants applying for Distance Unclassified admission or domestic applicants applying for Starkville or Meridian Unclassified admission: 11:59 PM (CST)
July 4Holiday
July 5Classes begin
July 6Last day to add or drop a course
July 7Last day for academic department to submit signed examination results to Graduate School for August graduation
July 14Last day to apply late for August graduation; $50 fee plus $50 late fee
July 15-July 31Very late online application for August graduation; $50 fee plus $200 late fee
July 21Last day submit Library-approved thesis/dissertation to Library for August graduation
July 24Last day to drop a class with "W" grade - 5:00 PM
July 24Last day to withdraw from the University (5 class days remaining)
July 28Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for DECEMBER graduation and no Fall enrollment required
July 31Classes end
July 31Deadline to apply for August graduation; $50 fee plus $200 late fee
August 1Last day for domestic and international Distance degree program applications - Fall semester
August 1Reading day
August 2, 3Final examinations
August 4Last day for August degree applicants to pay account balance
August 4Last day for final submission of thesis/dissertation for DECEMBER graduation
August 7Final grades due 12:00 noon
August 11Graduation (No commencement ceremony. August graduates are invited to participate in December ceremony with no charge except regalia rental.)

Summer Semester 2017 - 10- Week Term

Date Description
May 15Last day for domestic and international applications for Distance degree programs
May 17-June 16Apply online via MyState for August graduation; $50 fee
May 31Deadline for international applicants applying for Distance Unclassified or domestic applicants applying for Starkville and Meridian campuses; 11:59 PM (CST)
June 1Classes begin
June 1Last day for December PhD degree applicants to take preliminary/comprehensive examination(s)
June 5Last day to add or drop a class (3rd class day)
June 16Last day to apply for August graduation; $50 fee
June 17-July 16Late online application for August graduation; $50 fee plus $50 late fee
June 23Last day for thesis/dissertation defense and non-thesis comprehensive exam for August graduation
June 29Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for August graduation
June 29 - July 4Break for 10-week term
July 1Last day for domestic application for degree programs on Starkville and Meridian campuses
July 4Holiday
July 8Last day for academic department to submit signed examination results to Graduate School for August graduation
July 14Last day to apply for August graduation; $50 fee plus $50 late fee
July 14Last day to drop a course with a "W" grade (28th class day) - 5:00 PM
July 15-July 31Very late online application for August graduation; $50 fee plus $200 late fee
July 21Last day to submit Library-approved thesis/dissertation to Library for August graduation
July 24Last day to withdraw from the University (5 class days remaining)
July 28Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for DECEMBER graduation and no Fall enrollment required
July 31Classes end
July 31Last day to apply for August graduation; $50 fee plus $200 late fee
August 1Last day for domestic and international application for Distance degree programs
August 1Reading day
August 2, 3Final examinations
August 4Last day for August degree applicants to pay account balance
August 4Last day for final submission of thesis/dissertation to Library for DECEMBER graduation and no Fall enrollment required
August 7Final grades due 12:00 noon
August 11Graduation (No commence ceremony. August graduates are invited to participate in December ceremony with no charge except regalia rental.)