Doctoral Degree Completion Check-List

The following are required of doctoral students for degree completion:

  • satisfied the Foreign Language requirement if completing a doctoral program in which a Foreign Language is required;
  • accumulated the required number of credit for the degree;
  • successfully completed all program requirements;
  • have an approved Program of Study on file in the College of Graduate Studies or have completed the program under DegreeWorks;
  • have no grades of "I" or "IP" on your graduate transcript.
  • have a cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.0 or the cumulative GPA required by your program;
  • be registered in at least one (1) credit if completing a degree program in which a thesis is being completed;
  • take and pass the comprehensive examination (or equivalent in your department) if required for your degree program by the deadline;
  • confirmed that your advisor has submitted the appropriate Final Dissertation Defense examination report form to the College of Graduate Studies by the deadline;
  • passed the Dissertation defense by the deadline if completing a degree program in which a thesis or internship is required;
  • submitted the electronic thesis for format review by the College of Graduate Studies by the deadline;
  • submitted the final electronic version of the approved thesis to the College of Graduate Studies by the deadline; and
  • completed the Institutional Review Board (IRB) termination notification through the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs by the deadline.