Finishing Your Doctorate

Finishing your Doctorate

The Graduate School has a very useful checklist, including deadlines and details.

The Graduate School also has instructions about formatting and finishing your dissertation.

A few notes about these pages:

Exit Interview – All graduating students are expected to have an exit interview with the Graduate Director. The purpose of the interview is for us to get some feedback from you on the effectiveness of our graduate program.

Thesis Defense – You should plan ahead for the defense to give committee members ample time to read your dissertation. You must check with the Graduate Student Coordinator three weeks before your scheduled defense to be sure that you have all of the official paperwork done (such as requesting the warrant for the defense and obtaining the dissertation defense form). See the back of the degree plan form for details.