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Professional Degrees

Medical Degrees

Osteopathic Medicine
Thursday, April 25, 2024
5:00 p.m.
Jack Breslin Student Events Center

Veterinary Medicine
Friday, May 3, 2024
12:30 p.m.
Wharton Center

Human Medicine
Saturday, May 4, 2024
1:00 p.m.
Jack Breslin Student Events Center

Law Degrees

Friday, May 10, 2024
11:00 a.m.
Jack Breslin Student Events Center

All candidates* must register to participate in commencement ceremonies. 

*Except for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Human Medicine (MD), and Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Registration will open at the start of the Spring 2024 semester

Veterinary Medicine and Law ceremonies are about two hours. Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine ceremonies are about three hours. No admission tickets required. Please refer your guests to the Guests page for more information.

Instructions to Professional Degree Candidates

Hooding and Commencement Ceremony Policies

Individuals participating in the hooding of graduates during the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Hooding and Commencement Ceremony (Spring Semester), must possess a terminal (doctoral) degree which can include, D.O., M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., J.D., D.P.M., O.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D., etc. Hooders may include: parent, spouse/fiancé, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, cousin, in-law, alumni, or mentor.  A maximum of two individuals can hood a graduate. If the graduate does not have an individual that matches the criteria listed previously, alternatively a MSUCOM faculty member (with a terminal degree) can be asked or assigned to participate.

Visit the College of Osteopathic Medicine website for more commencement information.