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Doctoral Dissertation

The PhD dissertation will represent the culmination of an extensive and scholarly original research project(s) which furthers knowledge in the field. The format will include an introduction, chapters (usually in the form of completed manuscripts published or ready for publication), and a summary section. For the thesis defense, the student is required to present his/her research at a Departmental seminar which will be open to the public. The examination by the formal Thesis Committee will immediately follow this seminar.