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On behalf of the school, congratulations on entering the final semester of your curriculum at SPH! To help you prepare for graduation, please review the information below for the required forms and deadlines. 

Applying for Your Diploma

You must file an application for degree before you can graduate. Students planning to graduate must submit the graduation application online in the  Howdy portal. The application for fall 2021 graduation opened August 18 and the last day to apply online to avoid a late fee is October 1.  The last day to submit an online application and have your name listed in the commencement program is November 19.  The final paper graduation application deadline is December 8.  In addition, Texas A&M provides a Graduation Checklist, which upcoming graduates are strongly recommended to review and complete the necessary steps.

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement and Hooding for Fall 2021 Doctoral Students

The doctoral commencement and hooding ceremony for fall 2021 graduates has been scheduled for December 11.

Commencement for Fall 2021 Bachelor's and Master's Students

Commencement for all School of Public Health students receiving bachelor's or master's degrees in fall 2021 will be held December 18 or 19 in Reed Arena.  The exact date and time for SPH is TBD.

In order to allow for better social distancing at the arena’s entry, arrival times for each ceremony will be staggered based on degree and major. A breakdown of the arrival times for each ceremony can be found here. Graduates are asked to arrive on time to check in so they can be directed to their assigned seat before the ceremony begins.  Please click here for additional information regarding the ceremony structure and other requirements.

Please note that all ceremony dates are subject to change.

Parking information is available on the Transportation Services website. For accommodations, visit the Texas A&M Graduation website.

Ordering Regalia

Students who need to order regalia can do so directly from the MSC Bookstore (located on the lower level). When ordering graduate-level regalia, please see the list below for the hood color based on your degree.

  • MHA- Kelly green
  • MPH- Salmon (all concentrations)
  • MSPH- Gold
  • PhD- Dark blue
  • DrPH- Salmon

SPH Graduation Celebration

In recognition of your graduation we invite you to attend the SPH Graduation Celebration. The date and time will be announced as soon as commencement is set.

Graduation Survey

The school compiles data on employment plans of our graduates for CEPH accreditation requirements. Personal information will be kept confidential and is only used for statistical purposes. Individual student data will not be published or shared.  The survey will be sent to students' TAMU and exchange email accounts directly.

Additional Resources

  • Financial Aid: consider meeting with a Financial Aid or Money Wise advisor to plan for loan repayment and deferment options (if applicable).
  • Job Search Assistance: Schedule an appointment with Ms. Jessica Newcomb with the School's Career Services Program. She works with both current and former students to help guide you through the job search process.
  • Association of Former Students, Aggie Ring: connect with Aggies around the world by purchasing a class ring. Review the website for eligibility requirements. Also update your information in the Aggie Network portal to receive important information from the Association and your class agents.
  • SPH Alumni Associationjoin this network to receive information from SPH after you graduate.