30 Day Ph.D./M.S. Defense Protocols | Plant Biology | SIU

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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