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Prior to graduating from the Master of Science in Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion with a concentration in Health Promotion program all students must apply for a degree. The application can be found online in the myState portal. Log in and choose the Banner tab. Apply for a Degree is listed under the Academic Records menu.


Graduation FAQs:

Can I walk at graduation even though I am a distance student?
Distance students can walk at the graduation ceremony just like any on campus student.

Will my diploma state that I received my degree online?
Your diploma looks exactly like the diploma received by on campus students.

When are graduation ceremonies?
There is a graduation ceremony at the end of the fall and at the end of the spring semesters. There is no ceremony in the summer, but you may still apply for your degree during the summer term. The Office of the Registrar will send summer graduates a card inviting you to walk in the fall graduation ceremony.

When do I apply for graduation?
Please see dates below about deadlines for applying for graduation and graduation regalia order dates.

In your last semester of study, you may apply for your degree. Do not miss the deadlines because the cost doubles and then quadruples for late applications.

Graduation dates and instructions from the Office of the Registrar.*

How do I order regalia for graduation?
Orders will be taken each semester about halfway through the semester. For details on the order process visit the Barnes & Noble website.

When will my diploma arrive?
It typically takes about 6 weeks upon the end of a semester for the audits of final grades to be completed and for your diploma to be mailed to you.

How can I order a transcript?
If you wish to order copies of your transcript, please visit the Registrar's website for instructions.


*All dates are subject to change. Please consult the Academic Calendar for important deadlines regarding applying for a degree.