Dissertation Approval Process

  • Upon acceptance of the dissertation by the candidate’s advisor, the candidate must follow procedures acceptable to his/her department and dean in providing copies for review by the dissertation committee.

    A draft electronic copy should be submitted to the Thesis/Dissertation Office in the School of Graduate Studies and Research for format review at least two weeks prior to final submission. The candidate shall then request a formal meeting of the dissertation committee, at a time convenient to all members, to defend the dissertation and secure dissertation approval. The dissertation must be approved in writing by each member of the committee, as well as by the assistant dean for Research, School of Graduate Studies and Research.