Final Dissertation Defense : HPER Bulletin

The final dissertation call will be much more of an evaluative nature. Summarization of your study, presentation of results, implications and overall considerations of the work will be the focus of your presentation to your mentor and committee. Upon approval, you will submit the dissertation for publication. Once you have passed these last requirements of the University, it is time to plan for graduation. Congratulations!

Preliminary dissertation deadline: December 4, 2015Final dissertation deadline: January 15, 2016

Following satisfactory evaluation of the oral defense of the dissertation by the committee, the student must prepare, with supervision from the dissertation director, a final publishable dissertation that represents a definitive contribution to knowledge in IT. If the candidate successfully defends the dissertation, the dissertation committee recommends that the final form of the dissertation be completed and the Volgenau School faculty and the graduate faculty of Mason accept the candidate for the PhD degree.


hours until the final Dissertation Defense has been completed

Preliminary dissertation deadline: March 18, 2016Final dissertation deadline: May 6, 2016

The final dissertation must be uploaded to ProQuest UMI/ETD Dissertation Publishing. This will be the final version of the dissertation that will be published to ProQuest.