Graduation occurs 4 times a year: April, June, August and December. Dental Residents typically graduate in June, while Oral Biology graduate students typically graduate in April. Graduation is not an automatic process. You must complete a graduation application before the deadline date listed below. If you do not meet all the requirements for graduation in the term for which you applied, you must submit a new graduation application for a subsequent term.
Pre Doctoral Students and Dental Hygiene Students: Graduation requirements and information for your programs are not listed below. Questions about graduation? Please contact Ms. Tracey Wassel in the Office of Student Affairs for pre doctoral students or Ms. Kathy Horn for dental hygiene students.
Graduation Forms, Deadlines, and Requirements
Fulfilling all of your academic requirements is only part of what is necessary to graduate from the School of Dental Medicine. You must also complete all of the required applications, forms, and sign out process (if applicable). Forms, applications, and required paperwork can be downloaded from this site using the links below. Please read all of these materials carefully to ensure that you are in full compliance with all rules and regulations.
Note: The name you indicate on your graduation application must match exactly as it appears in the University's student information system (PeopleSoft).
|December Graduation||April Graduation||June Graduation||August Graduation|
|Application Deadline:||Sept. 9, 2019||Jan. 24, 2020||April 24, 2020||May 29, 2020|
|ETD Deadlines (if applicable):||
Draft Deadline: Nov. 11, 2019
|Draft Deadline: April 3, 2020
Final Deadline: April 24, 2020
|Draft Deadline: June 8, 2020
Final Deadline: June 22, 2020
|Draft Deadline: Aug. 3, 2020
Final Deadline: Aug. 17, 2020
For All Graduate Candidates
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
All ETD authors must submit the ETD Approval Form (PDF) and required documents to the Graduate Program Administrator in the Office of Student Affairs (Ms. Alycia Maltony, 2114 Salk)
- Ask an ETD Specialist Contact Form
- ETD Website
- ETD Approval Form
- ETD D-Scholarship Submission Instructions
- ETD Format Guidlines
- ETD Patent Form (if applicable)
- Support Contact and Walk-in Hours
- ETD Templates and Tutorials
- Survey of Earned Doctorates Website
- ProQuest ETD Administrator Submission Form
- Thesis/Dissertation Fee Information
- University Library System's ETD Workshops
All Pitt Dental Medicine graduates are invited to participate in the Diploma Ceremony hosted by the School in May. The Office of Student Affairs will notify graduating residents/students of the time, location, and information about the ceremony, as well as regalia.