Final Dissertation Defense | PhD in Vision Science

The final examination in the degree is essentially a defense of the candidate’s dissertation research and its write-up in front of the Doctoral Dissertation Committee. The candidate must present the results of original research and gives evidence of excellent scholarship. 

At least two weeks prior to the exam, the candidate must submit a complete draft of his/her PhD dissertation to the Doctoral Dissertation Committee. The defense examination should be open to all interested faculty and college students to attend.

A certificate of the result (Pass/Fail/Deferred) of the final dissertation examination must be completed by the Doctoral Dissertation Committee and returned promptly to the director of the VSG Program.