PhD Graduation Manager

Steps to Completion of PhD and Required Forms

Printable Graduation Checklist

Create Dissertation Timeline

Complete Admission to Candidacy 

Students seeking the Ph.D. degree must complete all steps for Ph.D. candidacy no less than seven (7) months before graduation. 

Submit Advisor Approved Dissertation Draft to Graduate Office
Schedule Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Deliver final Ph.D. Clearance materials to the Graduate Office

Ph.D Dissertation Guidelines and Dissertation templates

Dissertation Latex Template

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 Final paperwork to be delivered at graduation clearance meeting with MaryAnn Haller

**Dissertation must be uploaded 24 hours prior to scheduled meeting**

a. Title Page 
b. Signed Original Signature Sheet (Faxed signatures will NOT be accepted)
c. Abstract
e. Dissertation processing fee receipt (fee is paid at the Bursar’s Office)