School of Architecture graduation on UB's South Campus.


Phone: 716-645-5698

Hours: M - TH: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

F: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Walk in Assistance:
1Capen, North Campus
M - F, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Graduate Degree Application and Conferral

Graduate and Professional Students

Graduate students intending to graduate with degrees of PhD, MA, MS, ME, MARCH, MUP, MPH, MFA, MM, BA/MA, BS/MS, BS/ME, or AuD must complete and submit the Application to Candidacy to the Graduate School by the published deadlines.

Graduate students intending to graduate with degrees of DPT, EdM, EdD, MBA, MLS, MSW and PharmD; BS/MBA, BA/MSW, BS/DDS; JD/MBA, JD/MLS, JD/MSW should contact their individual departments as additional paperwork may be needed.

Medical, dental, and law students should contact their respective Student Service Office for information about their degree conferral.

Law students (JD and LLML candidates) must complete an application for degree to be able to graduate. As the Law School has different deadlines and forms than the Graduate School, please contact the Law School Records Office at 716-645-2060 for more information. For more Law School commencement information, visit the Law School website.

DDS students should contact the School of Dental Medicine Office of Academic and Student Affairs for Degree Conferral Information. The office is located in 315 Squire Hall, and may be contacted by telephone 716-829-2839.

If you are pursuing any other graduate degree, please refer to the Graduate School’s website for complete details and deadline dates.

Students intending to receive a combined degree (BS/MBA, BA/MSW, BA/MA, etc.) must also file for both degrees and may do so via their HUB Student Center. Combined degree candidates expecting to complete a minor associated with the undergraduate portion of the degree must file Graduation Information Change Form and indicate the minor in item #4.

Settlement of Obligations

All tuition, fees, late charges and fines must be paid in order to receive diplomas or transcript services, including information about the student’s program completion in any form.

When to Apply

Graduation Term Application Deadline Conferral Date
Fall October 15 February 1
Spring February 22 June 1
Summer July 15 September 1

Who to Contact with Your Concerns

Speak with your graduate advisor during your final two semesters specifically about your program completion.

Last updated: August 24, 2017 11:57 am EST