Dissertation Defense

After the dissertation has been accepted by the student’s Dissertation Advisory Committee, the student, in conjunction with the Dissertation Advisor and department, is required to schedule their dissertation defense. All dissertations must be scheduled through the Office of Graduate Academics & Student Success. Students must submit their dissertation announcement details at least 10 business days prior to the date of their scheduled defense, to allow ample time for the event to be promoted and posted on the external website. 

The dissertation defense must take place at least 3 weeks prior to Commencement. The last date to defend for each academic year can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Details on how to schedule a dissertation can be found on this page of the Graduate Academics & Student Success Intranet site