PhD Degree Check-List
—Apply to graduate and submit accompanying fee approximately by Nov. 1 for a Feb degree, March 1 for a May degree, and June 12 for an August degree; see the Registrar's Graduate Application Information page for exact deadlines.
—Petition Graduate Committee for outside Dissertation Committee member at least one month before dissertation defense.
—Request Sociology Department administrator announce defense at least one week before announcement is to go out.
—Announce defense at least two weeks before dissertation defense.
—Make dissertation available either in electronic form on Latte or in paper form in the Sociology Department office at least two weeks before dissertation defense.
—Submit Dissertation Defense Calendar Submission form to GSAS at least two weeks before dissertation defense.
—Defend the dissertation approximately by Dec. 8 for a February degree, March 29 for a May degree, and July 27 for an August degree; see the Registrar's Calendar for exact deadlines.
—Have Dissertation Committee sign Dissertation Defense Form at the defense.
—Submit copy of signed Dissertation Defense Form to Sociology Department Administrator immediately following defense.
—Submit original Dissertation Defense Form to Registrar immediately following defense.
—Submit copy of completed Report on PhD Revisions form to Sociology Department Administrator (if revisions are required) when Dissertation Committee has approved revisions.
—Submit original completed Report on PhD Revisions form to Registrar (if revisions are required) when Dissertation Committee has approved revisions.
—Submit dissertation to GSAS approximately by Jan. 17 for a February degree, April 19 for a May degree, and August 9 for an August degree; see the Registrar's Calendar for exact dealines. See the GSAS Thesis and Dissertation Guide for formatting and submission guidelines.
—Complete GSAS Exit Survey and Survey of Earned Doctorates by dissertation submission deadline.