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.

Please note: starting August 2016, all SPH students will participate in the Texas A&M Commencement Ceremonies based on the time the student applies for graduation.  The School will no longer hold a separate ceremony in the spring. 

For more information visit the Texas A&M Graduation website for all the required steps. 


Applying for Your Diploma

You must file an application for degree before you can graduate.  Students planning to graduate may file an application online in Howdy portal. In addition, Texas A&M provides a Graduation Checklist, in which upcoming graduates are strongly recommended to review and complete the necessary steps.

Commencement Ceremony

The summer 2017 Texas A&M Commencement Ceremony for the School of Public Health will be Friday, August 11 at 2pm in Reed Arena. 

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- teal 
  • MPH- salmon (all concentrations)
  • MSPH- gold
  • PhD- dark blue
  • DrPH- salmon


NEW! Important Dates


SPH Graduation Celebration- Friday, August 11 from 9:30-11am at the SPH Administration Building Lobby. Bring your family, enjoy breakfast, meet with our faculty, and take photos with our photographer.


Required Forms 

The School is compiling data on employment plans of our graduates for CEPH accreditation. Personal information will be kept confidential and is only used for statistical purposes. Individual student data will not be published or shared. This is required of all graduating SPH students. 

Submit the SPH Graduation Survey before August 10. 


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 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.

SPH Alumni Association- join this network to receive information from SPH after you graduate!