In addition to the Final Submission Requirements for the dissertation, doctoral candidates are required to complete the following items in order to be cleared for graduation.
Survey of Earned Doctorates
Survey of Earned Doctorates: All doctoral candidates are required to complete this online survey in their graduating semester, no later than the final submission deadline.
Doctoral Forms: These forms are required to be complete and on file in The Graduate School before a doctoral student will be approved for graduation.
- Please note: The signature page of your dissertation must list all committee members that are listed on the Appointment of Doctoral Dissertation Committee form. If you have made a change to your committee and the names listed on your dissertation do not match your Appointment of Doctoral Dissertation Committee form, a corrected form must be submitted to The Graduate School.
Doctoral students may participate in commencement ceremonies only after completing all requirements for graduation, including the successful defense of the dissertation and subsequent acknowledgement by The Graduate School of all required documentation. Summer term graduates are welcome to participate in the December Commencement ceremony following their summer term graduation. Doctoral students who do not meet the deadline for dissertation requirements in May will need to wait until the December Commencement ceremony.