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Academic Regulation & Procedures

Statements set forth in this bulletin are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and the institution. While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, the University reserves the right to change, without notice, rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses, calendar, or other matters. Students enrolled at the University agree to comply with the University’s rules and regulations and to accommodate to any changes necessary. Students have the responsibility for keeping themselves apprised of current graduation requirements for their particular degree program.

Theses & Dissertations Guidelines
Oral Comps & Dissertation Defenses

Notifications

 The announcement notifications MUST be submitted by the graduate coordinator.

Schedules

Announcement of Doctoral Oral Comprehensive Exam The announcement must come from the graduate coordinator’s office at least two weeks prior to the exam. The student must be registered for the appropriate number of hours prior to the exam. There must be an approved Advisory Committee form and an approved Final Program of Study form on file with the Graduate School prior to this announcement. All members of the Advisory Committee must be present for the entire exam. The Graduate School must be notified if the exam is postponed or the student fails the exam. Announcement of Doctoral Defense of the Dissertation: The announcement must come from the graduate coordinator’s office at least two weeks prior to the exam. The student must be registered for the appropriate number of hours prior to the defense. The Graduate School must be notified if the exam is postponed or the student fails the exam.

Graduation Ceremonies

Formal commencement exercises are held in May and December. Candidates for degrees are urged to participate in graduation exercises, but they are not required to attend.

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