A degree candidate graduates at the end of the semester in which the degree requirements are satisfied. Students must notify the Graduate Tax Office in writing of their intent to graduate before beginning their final semester in the Program by submitting the Diploma Order Form.
Formal commencement ceremonies are held in May by the School of Law for LL.M. candidates and at the Villanova School of Business for M.T. candidates. Students who graduated at the end of the previous Summer and Fall semesters are listed in the commencement programs, and are encouraged to participate in the May ceremonies.