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As soon as a defense date is known, the student should report that date to the graduate secretary. The student will provide the critical essay, thesis or dissertation title, date, the time, the location, as well as the committee members. The graduate secretary will relay this information for posting here.

No later than two weeks before the scheduled date, the student must provide a copy of the critical essay, thesis, dissertation or proposal to the committee. The student will also provide the document to the graduate program director and secretary via email. If a document is not provided by the two-week deadline the defense or exam may be rescheduled.

Theses, dissertations, proposals and critical essays will be cross checked for plagiarism using Any questionable sections will be flagged, and reported back to the student and advisor.

2023 Defenses

DateDefenderDefense Type
2023-12-11 Yue Luo Ph.D. Defense
2023-11-13 Shuo Yuan Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Exam
2023-09-26 Doris Danlei Chen Ph.D. Defense
2023-08-24 Megan Wang Master Defense
2023-08-09 Sarah Cain Master Defense
2023-07-11 Zisheng Han Ph.D. Defense
2023-05-26 Jie Peng Oral Qualifying Exam
2023-05-26 Aastha Markan Master Defense
2023-04-17 Zisheng Han Oral Qualifying Exam
2023-03-27 Sarah Waxman Ph.D. Defense
2023-03-21 Yanzhe Xu Master Defense
2023-03-03 Kevin Tveter Ph.D. Defense
2023-01-30 Michaela Love. Slemmons Oral Qualifying Exam
2023-01-26 Yue Luo Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Exam