To get credit for the dissertation research, you enroll first in EM X99R and then in EM X99W until you graduate. If you have not been admitted to Candidacy, you can register for EM X97K.


Keep your committee informed about your research progress, perhaps through an annual seminar.


Approximately six months to one year prior to the dissertation defense you must make a 45 minute presentation of the work that is planned for the dissertation.


Guidelines for the format of the dissertation can be obtained from the Graduate School under Graduation Packets/Doctoral.

Dissertation Submittal

All dissertations are required to be submitted electronically. The electronic signature sheet should have the names listed but not be signed. A paper signature sheet with signatures is also required.