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Thesis Defense

A doctoral thesis describing original research is required to earn the Ph.D. degree. The thesis will be presented to a Thesis Examination Committee that is usually composed of the same members as the Thesis Advisory Committee. A formal thesis defense is scheduled no earlier than one week after distribution of the thesis proposal. This defense consists of a public seminar followed by a closed session with the Thesis Examination Committee. A Final Dissertation Defense form documenting the successful defense must be filed with the GSBS office.

Copyright Issues for Dissertations:
Guidelines on Use of Prior Works

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Division of Life Sciences Graduate Program Office
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Nelson Lab-604 Allison Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848.445.9517