PhD Candidacy and Defense

Reviewing Research in a Psych Lab

Students are admitted to candidacy once they have completed all course requirements, language requirements, preliminary exams, other program requirements, and have successfully proposed a dissertation project.

Admission to candidacy is recorded on the official transcript, with the date of admission to candidacy.

Students should contact their department to schedule their dissertation defense as individual departments may set dissertation submission deadlines. 

Additional information can be found on the Dissertation Office website.