SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I have a question for you all. I'm not sure whether programs differ on this, but in our program you can graduate before internship is over. So, recently I graduated (got the diploma and everything, woohoo!), and I was curious about when I could introduce myself as Dr. [insert last name here]. Not like I'm in a rush or anything, but I wanted to just make sure...When you graduate? Once internship is over? Also, when can you put the initials Ph.D. after your name? Still using M.A. after my name when I sign forms doesn't seem correct now, but I could be wrong.