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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Publishing the Dissertation

All bound and signed dissertations are due on the dates specified above for each degree awarding period (November, March and May). Dissertations must be physically present for the degree to be voted….
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Arrangement of Dissertation

a. Title Page (see format below) b. Copyright Statement Form (available on the Countway Library website)c. Signature Page with signatures of Research Committee members (see format below) d. Preface, including…
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