MA/M.Div. Graduation Information
If you are planning to graduate in 2020-21, please visit the graduation page on MyLutherNet to access the graduation application. If you can’t see the application, contact the registrar ASAP.
GTE Graduation Information
Th.M., D.Min., and Ph.D. candidates are eligible for spring graduation. If you plan to complete your graduation requirements earlier in the year, please contact the GTE office to arrange a modified timeline for thesis completion. However, your name will appear on the spring commencement bulletin even if you complete graduation requirements in a different term.
Deadline #1: February 1
Submit any 2 chapters of thesis and working bibliography to firstname.lastname@example.org for initial review of compliance with Writing and Style Guide requirements. The Graduation fee is assessed at this time.
Deadline #2: March 1
Submit 3 printed copies of completed thesis to the GTE office for distribution to your adviser and readers. Submit the thesis via email to email@example.com as well. This is not a provisional draft; this is the final defense draft.
Deadline #3: BEFORE April 1
ThM students should work with advisers and readers to schedule the oral defense. Please notify the GTE office of the agreed upon date and time. Because the PhD oral defense is a public event, PhD students must arrange a date and time for the oral defense with the GTE office. At least one week prior to the defense, PhD students must also secure all signatures on the Authorization for PhD Oral Exam form.
Deadline #4: April 15
Submit a final, typographically perfect copy of the thesis via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for certification that your thesis meets style and format requirements from the Writing and Style Guide. The GTE office completes the “Inspection and Certification of Thesis” form.
Deadline #5: May 1
All outstanding bills must be paid and all library books returned. Submit an electronic copy of the final thesis to GTE office.
Note: You are responsible for printing, binding and paying for any extra copies you want for yourself. Follow this link for Printing Guidelines with LS Duplicating Services or the UMN Bindery.
Th.M./Ph.D. Thesis Preparation Instructions
Important and helpful information for Th.M. and Ph.D. students on thesis proposal submission, thesis writing deadlines, links to forms, defens details and logistics, and a self checklist for the whole process.
MA Capstone Project
For MA students only. Must be completed by May 15 for those graduating in the fall and October 1 for those graduating in the spring.