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2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Philosophy Check-List

  • Took Graduate Record Examination prior to first semester of study.
  • Prepared outline of curriculum with department head or advisor.
  • Passed departmental preliminary examination.
  • Had a dissertation committee approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Completed courses listed in outline of curriculum.
  • Completed foreign language requirements.
  • Satisfactorily completed the general comprehensive examination.
  • If applicable, presented acceptable dissertation prospectus to dissertation committee.
  • Admitted to candidacy immediately after satisfactory completion of the general comprehensive examination.
  • Completed and returned the Graduation Check-List to the Graduate School by end of the first week of last semester of graduate work.
  • Submitted Application for Degree and paid diploma fee by the end of the first week of the last semester of study.
  • Completed residence requirements.
  • Presented dissertation in a form and according to a schedule acceptable to the dissertation committee before taking the final examination.
  • Satisfactorily completed the final examination.
  • Maintained a 3.0 average overall and in major field, with no more than one C in a course to be applied toward the fulfillment of degree requirements, and with the prescribed number of semester hours earned in courses at the 500 and 600 levels.
  • Turned in, or made arrangements for turning in, to the Graduate School office the approved four copies of the dissertation in perfect, finished form, each with an approval sheet with original signatures in black ink and a dissertation abstract, and two extra copies of the abstract, and paid dissertation binding charge of $10.00 per copy.
  • Paid appropriate fees for the services provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. See the Graduate School Office for the current fee amounts.
  • Attended graduation exercises, unless excused in advance in writing by the Dean of the Graduate School.