PhD candidates are required to complete and submit a dissertation to qualify for degree conferral. This section provides general information on formatting, submission, publishing, and distribution options. Since departments maintain specific requirements for the content and evaluation of the dissertation, students should review their program’s guidelines prior to beginning the process.
Previously published dissertations should not be used as examples: Students who do not follow the formatting specifications will not be eligible for conferral of their degree and will need to apply for the next available degree period after corrections are made.
- Degrees are awarded in November, March, and May. Students must follow the Application for Degree instructions.
- Dissertation submission deadlines are noted in the Degree Calendar.
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