Approval of dissertation and final oral examination

After completion of a dissertation, the student is required to discuss it and defend it to the Graduate Advisory Committee. Consult the University Catalog for information about the required dissertation format, dates of submission, number of required copies, etc. A draft of the dissertation should be given to members of the examining committee (Graduate Advisory Committee) prior to the final typing so that corrections and suggestions can be incorporated. The completed, unbound dissertation must be submitted to the committee at least one week before the final examination. The meeting in which the dissertation and related topics are discussed is the Final Oral Examination. Consult the University Catalog for other details.

Please note that, when adhering to the Dissertation Filling Guidelines in the case of undertaking a dissertation, the appropriate forms must be submitted in accordance to your program’s final timeline: the Dissertation Title Form and the Dissertation Final Review Approval Form.