Dissertation Requirements

  • Degree Candidacy
    Each student admitted to a doctoral program must receive doctoral degree candidacy after completing a specified number of credits.
    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 Approval Process
    Procedures followed to obtain dissertation approval. 
    Dissertation Committee
    The dissertation committee may supervise several aspects of the student’s degree program from doctoral degree candidacy through defense of the dissertation.
    Dissertation, MFA Credit, Extended Credit Registration
    Information about doctoral and M.F.A. students enrolling in dissertation or thesis credits each semester (Fall/Spring).
    Publication of the Dissertation
    Information about dissertation approval and electronic submission to ProQuest Information and Learning.