MN Final Quarter Requirements


Submit Your Committee Paperwork Before the Quarter You'll Graduate

Your signed committee formation paperwork must be turned in by the end of the quarter before you intend to graduate. For more information about the forms that are required to set up your committee, refer to the Steps in the Selection of the Supervisory Committee.


Submit Your Master's Degree Request.

You must submit your Master's Degree Request online to the Graduate School by the end of the 9th week of the quarter in which you plan to complete your degree (end of the 8th week in Summer Quarter). Failure to file within this time frame will result in needing to pay a Graduate Registration Waiver Fee. You must pick up your Application for Degree (warrant) in Student and Academic Services, Room T-301 of the Health Sciences Building, prior to your final examination. Your supervisory committee must sign the warrant at the end of your exam.

NOTE: Although you can complete your thesis/project at any time in your course of study, your Master's Degree Request should not be made, and your warrant and copies of your thesis, if applicable, are not to be turned in until your final quarter in the program. Presenting these materials to the Graduate School indicates to the Graduate School that you have completed your program of study.


Meet With Your Advisor and Committee Chair

Inform your advisor, if different from your supervisory committee chair, that you have submitted your request for degree, and of your anticipated defense date. Verify that you have completed all of the course requirements for your program, as well as the Graduate School's requirements.

Discuss any unfinished elements of your thesis or project with your committee chair. Ensure that you have met all School of Nursing thesis or scholarly project requirements.


Schedule Your Final Exam

Contact all of the members of your committee and arrange a time for your final oral presentation and examination. Before your exam, pick up your warrant at the front desk in Student and Academic Services (T-301).

Bring the following paperwork with you to the exam. An asterisk (*) indicates that a signature is required:

  1. Warrant for the Master's Degree* (pick up at the front desk in T-301).
  2. A completed Verification of Degree form.*
  3. The Master's Supervisory Committee Approval form* for your thesis OR Master's Project Initial Plan and Final Product Report*

Final Quarter Checklist: Thesis

Turn in your paperwork to Student and Academic Services

  1. Signed Warrant for the Master's Degree
  2. Signed Verification of Degree form
  3. Two copies of your abstract: one in hard copy and one electronically sent to mtong@uw.edu (use the Sample Abstract as a guide)
  4. Health Sciences photo identification badge and Access card
  5. MN Scholarly Inquiry Scale and the Master's End of Program Evaluation, both completed online

Submit your thesis and approval form to the Graduate School

  1. Electronically transmit your final thesis by the last day of the quarter according to Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) instructions.
  2. Submit the Master's Supervisory Committee Approval form with original signatures directly to the Graduate School.

Final Quarter Checklist: Master's Project

Turn in your paperwork to Student and Academic Services

  1. Signed Warrant for the Master's Degree
  2. Signed Verification of Degree form
  3. Two copies of your abstract: one in hard copy and one electronically sent to mtong@uw.edu (use the Sample Abstract as a guide)
  4. Completed and signed Master's Project Initial Plan and Final Report
  5. Health Sciences photo identification badge and Access card
  6. MN Scholarly Inquiry Scale and the Master's End of Program Evaluation, both completed online

ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE RETURNED BY 5:00PM ON THE LAST DAY OF THE QUARTER, OR YOU WILL NOT GRADUATE.


After Your Final Exam

Turn in any assigned keys to the person who assigned them to you. Submit your Health Sciences photo ID and building access cards to Student and Academic Services in T-301. Relinquish your locker by contacting Classroom Services at (206) 543-6729 or stopping by T-291A. Empty your student mailbox and remove your name from the box in T-441.


Graduation Ceremony Information

If you are graduating Summer, Autumn, or Winter Quarter and wish to participate in the School of Nursing Convocation ceremony the June following your graduation: Convocation information will be sent to the master's student e-mail list and posted on the School of Nursing website in April. Make a note to check this site and follow the posted instructions in order to participate in the ceremony.

If you are graduating in Spring Quarter and wish to participate in the School of Nursing Convocation, please watch your email and check the site above for more information.

Please note that if you are graduating in Spring Quarter, and wish to have your name included in the program for the University-wide Commencement Ceremony in Husky Stadium, you must submit your online Master's Degree Request within the first two weeks of April. Check the UW Commencement website for the specific date, as it is different every year. The names of students who graduated earlier in the academic year will be automatically submitted by the Graduate School.


After Graduation

If you plan to seek certification and licensure as an advanced practice nurse after graduation, you may find the following links helpful: