Dissertation & Thesis Information
Preparing For Your Defense
Oral Defense Policies
While the content of a dissertation or thesis is the prerogative of the student and their dissertation/thesis committee, the oral defense committee requirements, deadlines and format is established by university policy and managed by the Office of Graduate Education.
Students defending a dissertation or thesis in the 2020-2021 academic year will be permitted to conduct their oral defense by video (via Zoom) for all committee members to view. In-person defenses will also be permitted as long as they adhere to any federal, state, or local mandates regarding the pandemic.
Resources for a Virtual Oral DefenseView Resources
Dissertation & Thesis Process
Relevant Forms and Policies
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