Graduation and Commencement
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 spring 2020 graduation opens Jan. 8 and the last day to apply to avoid a late fee is Feb. 14. In addition, Texas A&M provides a Graduation Checklist, in which upcoming graduates are strongly recommended to review and complete the necessary steps.
Due to the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on event sizes announced by the White House, Spring graduation ceremonies will be postponed. The university is planning mail delivery of diplomas to graduates (with normal shipping costs waived) and is also considering opportunities for in-person ceremony options later this summer for those May graduates wishing to do so. There is no impact at this time to August in-person graduation ceremonies.
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
The SPH Graduation Celebration has been postponed. Please check back once opportunities for in-person ceremony options are announced. Graduates, plan to bring your family, enjoy refreshments, meet with our faculty, and take photos with the SPH photo backdrop! Remarks will be held at 10:45 a.m.
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 Individual student data will not be published or shared.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.
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 the Aggie Network portal to receive important information from the Association and your class agents.
SPH Alumni Association- join this network to receive information from SPH after you graduate!