Doctoral Defense Scheduling

The doctoral defense will be scheduled no sooner than 90 days and no longer than 180 days from the time that all academic and financial obligations have been met. You will be notified by the Office of the Registrar of your eligibility to schedule a defense after the following have been received by our offices:
  • Thesis Proposal
  • Thesis Cover Sheet
  • Abstract and Biographical Statement
  • Thesis Supervisor Report Form (this form is mailed directly to our offices by the Thesis Supervisor)
  • One electronic copy of the thesis (PDF or MS Word format)
  • Payment of all tuition and fees 
Defense dates and deadlines for submission associated with each defense date are listed below.
  • First week in March (All academic and financial requirements must be met no later than December 1.)
  • First week in June (All academic and financial requirements must be met no later than March 1.)
  • First week in August (All academic and financial requirements must be met no later than June 1.)
  • First week in December (All academic and financial requirements must be met no later than September 1.)