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Dissertation Requirements

A dissertation is required of all doctoral candidates and must demonstrate the candidate’s mastery of his her research and reflect the results of an original investigation in the principal field of study.
Dissertation Committee
The dissertation committee may supervise several aspects of the student’s degree program from doctoral degree candidacy through defense of the dissertation.
Degree Candidacy
Each student admitted to a doctoral program must receive doctoral degree candidacy after completing a specified number of credits.
Dissertation, MFA Credit, Extended Credit Registration
Information about doctoral and M.F.A. students enrolling in dissertation or thesis credits each semester (Fall/Spring).
Dissertation Approval Process
Procedures followed to obtain dissertation approval. 
Publication of the Dissertation
Information about dissertation approval and electonic submission to ProQuest Information and Learning.
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