College of EngineeringDepartment of Industrial and Systems EngineeringAcademicsGraduateCurrent StudentsGraduation Instructions

Graduation Instructions

There are several administrative steps you must take to graduate (click here to apply for graduation). The deadline to apply for graduation is the last day of classes of the semester before the semester you plan to graduate.

If you are a course-only online or on-campus MS-ISE (non-thesis) or MEM domestic student:

  • Your major professor/committee chair is LuAnn Carpenter
  • Also, your graduate program officer is LuAnn Carpenter
  • MS-ISE (non-thesis) and MEM students do not have a committee, so leave this part blank.                


If you are MS-ISE (thesis) or PhD student, there are additional processes to complete for your degree. 

The Graduate School will register you for the graduation course in the graduation semester (UNIV 4AA0-GR1), a zero-credit hour course, once you have completed graduation application and once registration opens for the semester. There is no work to be done for the UNIV course (no attendance, no exams, etc.); this course is simply a mechanism for you to be placed on the graduation list. If everything is done correctly, you will receive emails during the semester concerning obtaining your cap and gown. Online students are invited to walk for graduation.