Dissertation Defense

The last step in obtaining the degree is to pass the Final Oral Examination where the candidate formally defends the dissertation.

  • Students should also pay close attention to the relevant sections of the Graduate Catalog in this matter.
  • Any research conducted involving human participants must have prior approval by the University Institutional Review Board.
  • Post an announcement of oral defense on the UConn Events Calendar at least two full weeks prior to the date of the defense.


Guidelines for Dissertation

Dissertation FAQ’s

Dissertation Information

Specifications for Doctoral Dissertation Preparation

Dissertation Submission Checklist and Dissertation Tentative Approval Page