Final Doctoral Examination

Please consult the GSSP Doctoral Students page for specific information about requirements, forms, and examination instructions.  

Students may schedule their final examination after the following milestones have been completed:

The final oral exam involves a public seminar presentation of the doctoral dissertation.  The seminar is immediately followed by the formal final exam, which is closed to the public.

Students should make sure that the program coordinator and the appropriate departmental personnel are aware of the seminar so that it can be advertised, preferably about two weeks before it takes place.  The Graduate School and the committee members must have at least one week of advance notice.