Projects: Final Examination
2. THE QUALIFYING EXAM
3. DISSERTATION RESEARCH
4. FINAL EXAMINATION
A completed dissertation must be read
and approved by the principal thesis advisor. It is
subsequently read and approved by two or more additional
faculty members, who, along with the principal advisor,
constitute the Final Examination committee. The Final
Examination consists of an oral presentation and defense
of the thesis.
All requirements for the Ph.D. degree
must be met within eight years of initial registration
in the doctoral program. Thus the Final Examination
on a completed dissertation and the dissertation's submission
to the Graduate School must fall within this period.
A one-time extension of the deadline for
two additional years may be granted by the Dean of the
Graduate School upon submission of an extension petition.
The petition must be signed by the student and all members
of the dissertation committee.
During the period of extension, the student
is not required to be in residence or register for courses.
However, a student who is supported by a scholarship,
needs University health insurance, access to certain
University faciltities, or must meet registration requirements
for foreign students, must register for 503 Resident
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