School of Education
Doctoral Defense and Graduation Procedures
All School of Education doctoral students in their final semester of graduate school should carefully follow the procedures outlined in the Doctoral Defense and Final Review Procedures.
This document is intended to guide School of Education faculty and doctoral students through the departmental and college doctoral defense and document submission procedures. Faculty and students should refer to the UD Graduate College for all university-wide policies. It is the student’s responsibility to carefully follow all procedures.
There are graphics of the completion process for SOE Ph.D. students and Ed.D. students.
Students who are preparing virtual defenses during the 2020-21 academic may find the following guide on Preparing Virtual Defenses using Zoom and YouTube helpful.
If you have questions about any of the procedures, please contact Christina Johnston, Assistant Dean of Graduate Services.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all procedures are completed by their associated deadlines.
Students and faculty advisors should refer to the PhD and EdD Graduation Timeline documents below for the deadlines associated with the student’s graduation term.
Missed deadlines can delay a student’s graduation. If the student is not registered for other courses, he or she will be required to register for sustaining status.