How to Graduate

In the semester you are planning to receive your MSMC Certificate, please be sure to complete the two forms below:

  1. By the end of the Add/Drop period in your final semester, please return the Application for Graduation to the registrar. Please note you will need to complete a different version of this form to apply to graduate from your degree (available on Testudo).
  2.  Within the first month of the semester, please complete the Approved Program Completion Form. Please send this form to Dr. Sies to sign and submit when you complete any remaining course requirements.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Sies ( For more information on Graduate Degree deadlines, visit the UMD Registrar page. Please note: if you complete the certificate before you complete your graduate degree (this often happens with Ph.D. students), you can apply to graduate from the certificate once you complete all the requirements.