Dissertation Defense Process 2018-2019

All of the following Defense forms must be submitted to DMS four weeks prior to your defense via email or in person (see degree application for specific deadlines and instructions)

Before scheduling the defense and submitting any of the forms, a DAC report stating the student has the permission to write the dissertation must be on file in the Division Office and students must attend a dissertation packet meeting.

 

 

Helpful Defense Process Handouts

 

Defense Preparation Checklists:

 

Stipend and Health Insurance Information

 

DMS Academic Guidelines 2018-2019 - Dissertation Defense Related Excerpt

 

Defense Preparation Information

 

Final Dissertation Submission Steps

 

  Mandatory Surveys- Confirmation Code must be submitted with dissertation

 

Thesis Writing Tips – from DMS Alumni

 

Dissertation Submission Links

ETD @ Harvard – final dissertation submission

Acme Binding - company Harvard uses to bind dissertations

 

Harvard University Links

FAS Registrar Degree Information

The Form of the PhD Dissertation

GSAS Dissertation Page

GSAS Center for Writing & Communicating Ideas

Office of Scholarly Communication

ORCID Information

Harvard Commencement Information

Harvard University Student Health Program

Degree Dates & Deadlines


November 13, 2018

Application:

August 10, 2018
Dissertation Submission: September 11* OR September 12*, 2018

 

*Please refer to the November degree timeline on the GSAS website or consult Tatevik Holmgren to determine which deadline pertains to you.


March 12, 2019

Application:

December 14, 2018
Dissertation Submission: January 18, 2019


May 30, 2019

Application:

April 1, 2019
Dissertation Submission:
February 1, 2019 (May degree without spring tuition and insurance coverage)

May 17, 2019

 

Commencement

May 30, 2019


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