Research and Dissertation Defense
After passing the Qualifying Examination, students will enter into full-time research and preparation of the dissertation in All But Dissertation status.
To complete the requirements of the PhD, the dissertation must be reviewed by the Doctoral Committee and defended in a public oral examination.
A Defense announcement must be posted publicly a minimum of two weeks prior to the scheduled date.
The final stage of completing the PhD degree requirement is submitting a successfully defended Dissertation prior to the posted deadline. The following guidelines, forms and links must be followed in completing this process.
- CEE Student Dissertation Submission Process (follow these instructions prior to posted deadline)
- CIT Dissertation Standards, Instructions, Templates and Policies
- Online Dissertation Submission
- Survey of Earned Doctorate Completion Certificate (submit online)