Step 4: Generate and complete forms and timelines
Find/accept idea Find supervisor Thesis proposal Submission timing Registration of candidacy Number of copies and places to which they are submitted
Are progress reports required? Is there a minimum or maximum time period between submission of the dissertation proposal and the final defence? Is there a specific time of year at which a defence must be held?
What is the timeline? The dissertation must be submitted to the committee at least two weeks before the Graduate School Requirements Thesis proposal must be submitted to the Graduate School the semester after passing preliminary exams The final oral examination must be taken within five years of the semester following the preliminary oral exam, or an approved extension for the time limit must be on file defence.