Graduation Materials

To apply for graduation, students must log on to SIMS, click on Student Services and Financial AidStudent Records, and then Application for Diploma.

Graduation Forms

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Be sure to check the Academic Calendar for form due dates.

Word Document Forms

DNP Degree

Certification Form (Word)

Fulfillment of Course Requirements (Word)

Master's Degree

Certification Form (Word)

Fulfillment of Course Requirements (Word)

Post-Master's (non-degree)

Certification Form (Word)

Fulfillment of Course Requirements (Word)


Deadline: Application for Diploma 12:00 AM Application for diploma due.
Deadline: Graduation Forms Due 12:00 AM Graduation forms due for DNP, MS, Post-Master's, and Certificate students.

Graduation Information

December Graduation for Shady Grove Students

Guest Speaker

John SackettJohn A. Sackett, MHA, FACHE
President, Shady Grove Medical Center
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Adventist HealthCare

John Sackett joined the Adventist HealthCare family as president of Shady Grove Medical Center (SGMC) in 2013, and in 2014, added executive vice president and chief operating officer of Adventist HealthCare to his responsibilities. Mr. Sackett oversees performance and implements the mission, vision, and strategy of SGMC,  Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Adventist Behavioral Health, and Adventist Home Care Services. He is a champion of excellence in clinical quality, patient safety, and patient experience.

Mr. Sackett received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Walla Walla College in 1980 and continued his education at Loma Linda University, where he received a master’s in health administration in 1982.  He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on several community boards and legislative councils. Mr. Sackett was a City Council member for Louisville from 1986 to 1991 and a board member of the Chamber of Commerce from 1993 to 1996. He has also served as chairman of the Walla Walla School of Business Advisory Board. He currently serves on the governing boards of the Universities at Shady Grove and the Tech Council of Maryland. 

December Graduation for Baltimore Students

Guest Speaker

Kathleen WestcoatKathleen Westcoat, MPH
President and CEO, HealthCare Access Maryland

Kathleen Westcoat is president and CEO of HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM). She works with policymakers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to strengthen Maryland’s health care delivery system, improve the health of Marylanders, and end disparities in health outcomes based on income or race.  

Ms. Westcoat has been president of HCAM since 2004, when it was known as Baltimore HealthCare Access. Under her leadership, the organization identified and pursued new programmatic opportunities, diversified its revenue sources, and expanded its presence beyond Baltimore City. Today, HCAM’s innovative programs and models for connecting vulnerable populations to whole-person care are highly regarded throughout the state.

Before becoming president, Ms. Westcoat served for five years as HCAM’s Special Needs Liaison Coordinator, overseeing staff who specialized in connecting pregnant women, people with disabilities, Hispanic residents, and other target populations to health care and social services.

Prior to joining HCAM, Ms. Westcoat served in a variety of public health positions, including as Clinic Supervisor with the Women, Infants and Children’s program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. She was employed as a dietician at the Center for Eating Disorders at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, and as a nutritionist at the Prince George’s County Health Department, where she worked with HIV/AIDS patients.

Ms. Westcoat won a SmartCEO Brava! Award in 2014 for the quality of her leadership in HCAM and in our community, and in 2012, The Daily Record recognized Ms. Westcoat as one of Maryland’s most Admired CEOs.

Ms. Westcoat holds a master of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

After Graduation

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