Wilkes University

Master's Education Academic Calendar

2022-2023

  • Summer Semester I - Master's Level (7 weeks)

    April 25 - June 12

  • Summer Semester I - Doctoral Level (6 weeks)

    May 9 - June 19

  • Doctoral Qualifying Examination

    May 7, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Summer Semester - Master's & Doctoral Levels (12 weeks)

    May 9 - July 31

  • Summer Semester II - Master's Level (7 weeks)

    June 13 - July 31

  • Summer Semester II - Doctoral Level (6 weeks)

    July 5 - August 14

  • Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline

    July 29

  • Dissertation Defense Deadline

    July 29

  • ED 615 – Professional Seminar in Educational Leadership
    (Residency – Fall Course)

    August 9 – 12

  • ED 629 – Strategic Thinking and Planning
    (Residency 2 – Summer Course)

    August 9 – 12

  • ED 697 – Dissertation Proposal Seminar
    (Residency 3 - Summer Course)

    August 9 – 12

  • Doctoral Qualifying Examination

    August 20, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Summer Commencement

    September 11th, 1 p.m.

  • Fall Semester I - Master's Level (7 weeks)

    September 6 - October 23

  • Fall Semester - Master's & Doctoral Levels (12 weeks)

    September 12 – December 4

  • Fall Recess

    October 13 – October 16

  • Fall Semester II - Master's Level (7 weeks)

    October 24 – December 11

  • Thanksgiving Recess

    November 23 – November 27

  • Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline

    December 2

  • Dissertation Defense Deadline

    December 2

  • Doctoral Qualifying Examination

    December 10, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Spring Semester I - Master's Level (7 weeks)

    January 9 – February 26

  • Spring Semester - Master's & Doctoral Levels (13 weeks)

    January 23 – April 16

  • Spring Break

    March 4 - March 12

  • Spring Semester II - Master's Level (7 weeks)

    February 27 – April 16

  • Dissertation Proposal Defense Deadline

    April 14

  • Dissertation Defense Deadline

    April 14

  • Doctoral Qualifying Examination

    May 6, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Spring Commencement

    May 20, TBA

Defense Scheduling

Defenses are scheduled from the beginning of each semester through the deadlines noted above. Defenses are not scheduled between semesters or during breaks. Appropriate scheduling forms and the complete, final defensible document must be received with the form to defend at least two weeks prior to the requested defense dates.

IRB Meetings

IRB meetings occur monthly from January through May, and September through December.

Calendar Changes

The department reserves the right to change this calendar without notice. Refer to the final semester schedule for actual course dates.

Grade Information

Grades are due from instructors within 72 hours of the class's completion date. When grades are "rolled" or processed, they become available for viewing on the Student Services tab of the Wilkes portal.