Doctoral students will obtain candidacy upon completion the Comprehensive Field Examination. At this stage, students must start selecting their dissertation committee and work on their dissertation proposal defense. The following chart displays information about the forms, location and due dates during the post-candidacy stage.
|Title of Form||Form Location||Signers||Due Date|
|Proposed Dissertation Defense Committee Form||LLC Website (See below)||Candidate, LLC Director||BEFORE proposal defense|
|Proposal Defense Form||LLC Website (See below)||Chair(s)||Day of proposal denfense|
|Nomination of Members for the Final Doctoral Dissertation Examination Committee||Graduate School||Candidate, Chair(s), GPD||6 months prior to defense|
|Application for Diploma||Graduate School||Chair(s)||Enrollment Day 10 of graduating semester|
|Certification of Readiness to Defend the Doctoral Dissertation||Graduate School||Chair(s), Readers, GPD||2 weeks prior to defense|
|Announcement of PhD Dissertation Defense||Graduate School||None||2 weeks prior to defense|
|LLC Approval Sheet Recommendations||LLC Website (See below)||None||—|
|Approval Sheet||Graduate School||Chair(s)||3 weeks prior to commencement|
Proposed Dissertation Defense Committee
Doctoral candidates must complete and submit this form to the LLC Director before scheduling the Proposal Defense.
Doctoral students must complete this form upon successful defense of their dissertation proposal.