Masters and Doctoral Graduation Information

New Graduates

Diplomas are ordered 2 weeks after final grades have been submitted by faculty and the student has been cleared by Graduate Records. Delivery times are estimated at 5-7 weeks. Please notify Graduate Records ( of any address changes prior to graduation.

Digital Diplomas for Students Who Graduated in January 2019 or Later

In addition to a paper diploma, you will also receive a digital diploma which can be shared with friends and family, prospective employers, posted to social media platforms, or saved to a device. Digital diplomas are ordered 2-3 weeks after degrees are conferred and will be sent to your USD email address. For help logging in to access your digital diploma, please send an email to

Replacement Diplomas

If you have graduated from USD and would like to receive an additional copy of your diploma, please send the Replacement Diploma form to Student Financial Services

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