Dissertation Defense & Examination

As outlined in the Academic Regulations section of the Graduate School Catalog please follow these guidelines in preparation for Dissertation Defense Examinations. "The chair of the Ph.D. committee or the director of graduate studies of the program, after consultation with the candidate, shall notify the Graduate School in advance of the place and time of the examination and the title of the dissertation. This should be done no later than two weeks prior to the examination." The Request to Schedule Dissertation Defense form is available in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formats.

Please follow the following guidelines, as outlined in the Academic Regulations section of the Graduate School Catalog, when reporting the results of Dissertation Defense Examinations. "The dissertation defense results form, signed by the committee members and the director of graduate studies for the program, should be forwarded immediately to the Graduate School." The Dissertation Defense Results form is available in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formats.