News: 2014, December 9th


356 graduate degrees to be awarded at fall graduation


Auburn University will award 356 graduate degrees during the university’s two graduation ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 13, in Auburn Arena.

Of the degrees to be awarded, 270 are master’s degrees, 77 are doctorates and nine are education specialist degrees.

Jim Voss, former NASA astronaut and Auburn alumnus, will be the speaker at the commencement ceremonies.

Voss graduated from Auburn with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering in 1972 and from the University of Colorado with a master’s degree in 1974 and an honorary doctorate in 2000. He is an alumnus of Opelika High School.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include the colleges, schools and programs of Architecture, Design and Construction; Engineering; Interdisciplinary Studies; Liberal Arts; Nursing; and Sciences and Mathematics. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges and schools of Agriculture; Business; Education; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; and Human Sciences.

The ceremonies can be viewed live through the university’s website at

Since awarding its first graduate degree in 1870, the Graduate School has awarded more than 43,000 degrees. Click here to read more about fall graduation.

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