The Mailman School confers degrees three times a year – in October, February, and May but only holds a May ceremony. In order to have one’s degree conferred in May and participate in the commencement ceremony, students must file an application. All applications will be reviewed by both your academic department and the Office of Student Affairs.
MPH, MHA, MS, and DrPH students applying for degree conferral, please follow the link below to instructions for filling out the online Graduation Application (housed in Engage).

The application deadlines for each of the degree conferrals is as follows:

Degree Conferral Month Application Date
October August 1st
February December 1st
May February 1st




The Mailman School of Public Health has one commencement ceremony per year, which is held in May. October, February, and May graduates typically receive information about the May commencement ceremony in mid-to-late March. Please check this site regularly beginning in mid-March for updates. 

Note: Diplomas are mailed to your diploma address, which can be updated in SSOL. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks after your graduation date to receive your diploma.

Questions? Email the msph-osa [at] (Office of Student Affairs).

Graduation Application

Please click here to access the graduation applications.