For the USF policy on Dissertations please refer to the USF Catalog.
Dissertation Defense – General Information
- Students must submit the dissertation draft to their committee for feedback at least 4 weeks prior to their defense date. Committee members should return feedback to the student within 2 weeks. The revised draft must be sent out to committee members at least 7 days before the defense. No changes should be made to the dissertation until after the defense.
- The following forms must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the dissertation proposal defense:
- Students should meet with their doctoral committee to discuss the requirements of their specific concentration regarding the dissertation defense. It is recommended that students schedule their defense several weeks or months in advance.