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 fall 2018 graduation opens August 15 and closes on September 28, to avoid a late fee. 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 Fall 2018 Texas A&M Commencement Ceremonies for the School of Public Health graduates and undergraduates will be Friday, December 14, 2018 in Reed Arena at 2:00 p.m.

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

 SPH Graduation Celebration


The SPH Graduation Celebration will be held in the SPH classroom building from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., with remarks at 10:15 a.m.  Graduates, plan to bring your family, enjoy refreshments, meet with our faculty, and take photos with the SPH photo backdrop!


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 Individual student data will not be published or shared.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 HSC 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 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!