Graduation Procedures | Maryland's iSchool - College of Information Studies - Masters Program - University Of Maryland

School of Information Sciences

Masters Degree

Masters Degree

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Graduation Procedures

Registration in Semester of Graduation

The University requires that a student be registered during the semester he or she plans to graduate. If not taking classes on campus, online, or through the consortium, the student must register for one audit credit hour of independent study (e.g. LBSC 709 / INFM 719). August graduates are invited to participate in the following December graduation activities, but they do not need to register for any credits in order to participate in that ceremony.

Graduation Application

All candidates for graduation must submit a Graduation Application. The deadline for submission is posted on the Graduate School website and is widely publicized by both the Graduate School and the College. The deadline for submission is typically the 10th class day of the final semester. The form must be submitted through Testudo.

Notification of one’s intent to graduate must also be sent to the iSchool Student Services Office (

Students in a dual degree program must file for two diplomas.

Students seeking School Library certification must also complete the School Library State Certification Checklist.  

All forms can be found on the Waivers & Forms page of the “Current Students” section of the iSchool website.