A candidate for a degree must apply for graduation online via MyState and pay the required fee by the final date set by the Registrar for the semester of graduation. Deadline and fee information are posted on the Graduate Academic Calendar and on the Registrar’s website. The degree applicant must arrange cap and gown rental through the MSU Barnes & Noble Bookstore. A candidate for a degree should be present at commencement for the official conferring of the degree.
A student who applies for graduation in a certain semester but does not graduate must apply again in a subsequent semester. The applicant will pay a fee for the new application, as degree applications and application fees shall not be applied to future semesters.