Graduate School Graduation Clearance Requirements

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Below is a list of requirements that students must complete for the Graduate School as part of the graduation process. When you come to the Graduate School with your clearance form, you will need to have completed all of these items. This is in addition to the Office of the University Registrar graduation application and payment of fees.

All students must complete an Exit Survey. This can be accessed here.

For MS thesis and PhD candidates
Email a copy of your dissertation defense information to Regina Dennis at to be posted on the Graduate School website (click here to see the information needed). Your program can assist you with posting flyers regarding your defense. The deadline to submit your thesis or dissertation to the library can be found here.

For PhD candidates only
Complete the 2 items linked to below. When you submit your dissertation to the library for graduation, please make sure you also complete each item. For Proquest, you must upload a PDF identical to your dissertation as approved by the UAMS library.  It must include the abstract and all signed signature pages. This must be in one PDF file. Do not make supplementary documents.

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