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 at least seven (7) months prior to graduation.

Steps for Graduation
Schedule appointment with the Graduate Office to review Advisor Approved Draft (this is the only Draft Appointment needed)
Schedule Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Deliver final Ph.D. Clearance materials to the Graduate Office

Items needed for Draft Appointment

  1. Send a PDF of your full Draft to the Graduate Office ( Do not send a Word Document.
  2. Hooding Booklet and Ceremony Information Form

Ph.D Dissertation Guidelines and Dissertation templates

Dissertation Latex Template

Final paperwork to be delivered at graduation clearance meeting with the Graduate Office.  

Please send all final forms via email to:

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

a. Title Page 
b. Abstract