Degree Completion Information
Find below forms and information for Master’s and Doctoral candidates within Lehigh Engineering that are planning to graduate. If you have any problems or concerns, please contact the graduate coordinator for your department and/or the College's manager of graduate programs.
Master’s Specific Forms
The Master’s degree is granted to properly qualified students who complete, satisfactorily, at least two full semesters of advanced work. Candidates for the Master’s degree have six years in which to complete their programs. The time to complete the degree begins when the student first registers for courses. Students should confer with their advisors to be certain that specific department and program course requirements are met. College requirements for the master’s degree can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook. Thesis submission information can be found on page 23.
- Master's program form
This form allows students to list the 30 credits that will count toward their Master's degree.
- Thesis submission instructions
This document outlines the documents that must be submitted along with a student's completed thesis.
- • Lehigh Open Access permission form
This form allows a student's work to be made available within the Lehigh Libraries or establishes an embargo upon the dissertation for an allotted period of time.
Ph.D. Specific Forms
Doctoral candidates who are ready to graduate have several deadlines other than the Application for Degree deadline. All deadlines must be met in order for a student to be cleared for graduation.
Specific deadlines for any given academic year can be found on the Lehigh University academic calendar
. The first deadline is the dissertation draft deadline which requires you to submit written work to the office of Lehigh Engineering's associate dean for graduate studies and research for a formatting review. The draft must be approved by your advisor and one other doctoral committee member. The final deadline is approximately three weeks after the draft deadline; all degree requirements, including passing the defense and submission of a final written dissertation, must be completed on or before this date. A complete overview of college-level requirements for the doctoral degree can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook