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Graduation Information for Masters and PhD Students

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Masters Commencement Ceremony


December 2017, May 2018 and August 2018 graduates should plan to participate in the May 4, 2018 College of Social Sciences and Humanities Masters Commencement Ceremony held in Blackman Auditorium. Graduating masters students are eligible to receive up to 7 guest tickets. A reception in the Curry Student Center Ballroom will immediately follow the ceremony and all are welcome. Read More>>

Masters Commencement Ceremony Speaker

Michael S. Dukakis

Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University
Governor of Massachusetts (1975-1979, 1983-1991)
1988 Democratic Nominee for President of the United States

Michael S. Dukakis is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, and a visiting professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. He and former U.S. Senator Paul Simon authored How to Get Into Politics – and Why, which was designed to encourage young people to think seriously about politics and public service as a career. Dukakis was the three-term governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic nominee for president of the United States.