Oral Defense

Oral Defense

All students are required to schedule an oral defense of their dissertation. The defense takes place when the student and the committee chair feel the research paper is as complete as possible. This is the final step in the doctoral program. The student should bring the D-4 report of dissertation defense form and the Approval Page to the defense for the committee member’s signatures. The D-4 report form and the approval page are then forwarded to the academic adviser for processing.