Planning a doctoral defense for May 2013 graduation? Friday, April 5, is the last day for students to take the doctoral final examination for May 2013 graduation.
Final examination committees must be appointed by the dean of the Graduate College prior to the examination. Doctoral students who will defend during the spring term should contact their departmental or program office as early as possible to initiate the process of requesting appointment of their examination committee. The Graduate College recommends that such requests be submitted at least three weeks prior to the examination.
Minimum committee requirements and additional information regarding doctoral examinations may be found in Chapter VII of the Graduate College Handbook.