School of Liberal Arts
102 Newcomb Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
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Phone: (504) 865-5225
Fax: (504) 865-5224
Graduate degrees and diplomas are awarded three (3) times per year:
If you graduate in fall or summer, you may participate in the graduate programs recognition/hooding ceremony and/or the unified commencement the following spring.
Fees for Ph.D. Students:
Fees for Masters Students:
All fees are paid at the SLA Graduate Programs Office (102 Newcomb Hall). Fees may be paid in cash or check. All checks are made payable to Tulane University.
The Registrar's Office distributes diplomas. Diplomas are not available until after the degree is conferred. Because there is no commencement in August or December, graduates complete a diploma/in absentia form to obtain their diploma. Students may opt to 1) pick up their diploma, 2) have the diploma mailed, or 3) request that the diploma be held by the Registrar's Office until commencement. May graduates complete the in absentia form only if they do not intend to participate in commencement. Diplomas will be distributed after the unified ceremony on Saturday.
To assist the Graduate Programs office in providing you with important information, your current, valid mailing address and a current email address should be on file with this office. This information should be included on the diploma form and exit form. These forms are required to complete the application for degree process. The forms can be obtained from the Graduate Programs office in the School of Liberal Arts, Newcomb Hall, Room 102. The information on the commencement form is also provided to the University Registrar for mailing your diploma if you wish it to be mailed to you. An acceptable mailing address, not a post office box number, must be provided on this form. The address can be used by all university offices to provide you with information about graduation.
Students who wish to graduate must complete an application for degree. Applications for degree must be filed for the current term. Applications filed in previous terms are not valid. (Should you not graduate when expected, it is your responsibility to complete another degree application.)
Students earning a Master's Degree must complete the following forms:
Students earning a Ph.D. are required to complete the following forms:
Understandably, submitting a thesis or dissertation can be the most challenging and stressful part of completing one's degree requirements. Students should allow themselves ample time to defend their theses/dissertations and complete any necessary revisions before the submission deadline posted by the School of Liberal Arts. The thesis/dissertation submitted to the SLA Graduate Programs office must be the final copy, on archival quality paper (acid-free, 100% cotton), with original signatures of the committee. Theses/Dissertations have to be in a specific format. Formatting instructions can be found in the Guidelines for Preparing Theses and Dissertations. Theses/Dissertations are not accepted after the submission deadline. Theses/Dissertations must be submitted in person.
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Tulane University, School of Liberal Arts, 102 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118, (504) 865-5225, email@example.com