Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Dissertation Prospectus

Prospectus Defense

This milestone takes place upon completion of the comprehensive exam, no later than 90 days after the comprehensive exam was passed. The prospectus must be successfully defended before being eligible to advance to doctoral candidacy in the Graduate School. All dissertation committee members must attend the prospectus defense. However, with Graduate Adviser approval, any member may be excused, provided it is not a supervisor or, if applicable, a co-supervisor. Members may attend electronically, provided it is not a supervisor/co-supervisor. If a regular committee member is absent, s/he must read and approve the prospectus prior to the prospectus defense. The MES Graduate Office will maintain the approved version of the prospectus in the student's file.

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