Dissertation

A dissertation is required for the Ph.D. degree. It must convey in a clear and convincing manner the results of an original and significant scholarly investigation.

  • Depending on the character of the student’s research, the graduate program director will appoint an appropriate advisor or supervisory committee in consultation with whom the student will conduct an investigation and write a dissertation.
  • The dissertation must be prepared according to the Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations available on the Graduate School Web site.
  • Multiple authorship of a dissertation is not permissible.
Please also see Residency Requirements for information on Residency for Dissertation Work.