Dissertation Defense Check-List

Apply to graduate approximately by Nov. 1 for a Feb degree, March 1 for a May degree, and June 12 for an August degree; see the current Handbook for exact deadlines

 Petition Graduate Committee for outside Dissertation Committee member at least one month before dissertation defense  

Request Sociology Department administrator announce defense and whether dissertation will be available in paper or electronic form 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 Examination Committee (DEC) form, signed by the Sociology Department DGS, to GSAS at least two weeks before dissertation defense

Defend the dissertation approximately by Dec. 12 for a February degree, April 13 for a May degree, and July 31 for an August degree; see the current Handbook for the exact deadlines

Have Dissertation Committee sign Dissertation Defense Form and Signature Page at the defense

Submit copy of Dissertation Defense Form to Sociology Department administrator immediately following defense

Submit original Dissertation Defense Form to Registrar immediately following defense

Submit Signature Page to GSAS 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. 15 for a February degree, April 30 for a May degree, and August 13 for an August degree; see the current Handbook for the exact deadlines.

Complete GSAS Exit Survey, sent via email, and Survey of Earned Doctorates by dissertation submission deadline