GEMS Blog for Advisors

August 3, 2021

Posthumous Degree Policy

The UW Graduate School follows the University of Washington guidelines for awarding posthumous degrees. In addition to those guidelines, the Graduate School has posted a new Posthumous Degrees policy for graduate students on its website. The policy outlines the requirements and the process for awarding a posthumous degree to a deceased graduate student.

We hope that this new policy will help guide a deceased student’s family and department during a time of loss as they seek ways to honor an advanced student’s life and work.

-Graduate Enrollment Management Services