Dissertation Defense and Graduation

Important Guidelines

Your Intent to Graduate must be declared at the beginning of the semester in which you plan on completing your degree. You may view the deadlines here. The submission of the Intent to Graduate is done on the internet via Student Self-Service.

A Committee Recommendation Form must be submitted to the Graduate Advisor at least four (4) weeks prior to the Defense. You can link to the fillable pdf here.

Deadlines for submission of the completed copies of the defended dissertation are usually near the middle of the semester. There are links to the specific deadlines on the Graduate College website which can be found here. Please plan your defense well in advance of the deadline in order to provide time for revision.