Dissertation

Non-Resident Doctoral Status (Dissertation Work in Absentia)

Doctoral students occasionally need to perform dissertation research in absentia (outside the Boston metropolitan area). The student must apply to the CAD for approval of non-resident status. The completion…

Dissertation Completion

An acceptable dissertation must be submitted within five years of the date of matriculation as a full-time (seven years for part-time candidates) doctoral candidate. At the end of the five years, students…
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Dissertation Defense

When the dissertation is complete, students must defend it to the entire Research Committee at a public presentation. All members of the student’s research committee must be physically present for the…
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