Graduation Requirements

All graduating students must review and complete the checklist below regardless of their participation in SPH Commencement.

Graduation Checklist

  1. Check your GPAS
    Review your GPAS report to verify that you have completed all requirements for your degree. If you have questions, please contact your program coordinator. Students who enrolled pre-Fall 2018 should submit their Graduate Degree Plan (GDP) to their program coordinator as they do not have access to GPAS.
  2. Application for Degree Form
    If you have not done so already, you must complete an application for a degree via MyU to be considered as a candidate for graduate degree or certificate. This form also verifies your permanent home address to ensure receipt of your diploma. If at any point your term or month of degree completion changes, please update your degree application.
  3. Graduation Outcomes Survey
    Completing and submitting the online SPH Graduation Outcomes Survey before your planned graduation date is a requirement for degree clearance. This survey is not required for students enrolled in certificate programs.
  4. Register for SPH Commencement (optional)
    Celebrate your accomplishment by participating in the SPH Commencement ceremony. Visit the SPH Commencement page for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I get my diploma?
You will have access to your digital diploma 1-2 weeks after your degree is awarded, and your diploma will be mailed 4-6 weeks after your degree is awarded. For more information about your diploma, review the Your Diploma section of OneStop.

How can I access my transcript?

Check out the ways you can provide degree verification and/or access transcripts on the Transcripts page of OneStop.

I need to obtain degree verification for myself or an SPH graduate — how can I do that?

Students and third party organizations can follow the steps outlined on the University’s enrollment verification website. If using the National Clearinghouse, the organization should use the associated code for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus as the School of Public is located there.

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