30 Day Ph.D./M.S. Defense Protocols
Day 1: Candidate submits document to full committee.
Day 7-8: Committee members each sign "thesis is defendable" form submitted to departmental chair. Candidate provides date/time/place and thesis title/abstract to the departmental chair.
Day 10: Departmental Chair organizes announcement of defense
Day 14: Final announcement posted
Day 28: 45-50 minute thesis presentation followed by 2-3 hr defense
Day 29-30: Supervisor provides results to Graduate Advisor