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Status of Dissertation & Thesis Defenses

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some protocol for thesis and dissertation defenses have changed.

Thesis and dissertation defenses will continue as scheduled. However, as mandated by the University, all defenses will occur remotely via Zoom, with each committee member in their own remote location for the session. No in-person defenses or committee meetings can occur. Please contact your graduate program director for assistance in setting up the Zoom link for your defense, or for more information on scheduling your defense.

All format check and final copy deadlines as posted on the Graduate School website remain the same. Students with questions should feel free to contact Heather Sevener, Assistant Dean for Student Services.