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  Graduate School-Newark 2018-2020 Degree Requirements Doctor of Philosophy Final Examination  

Final Examination

A final public examination is held under the auspices of the committee in charge of the candidate's course of study. A candidate must defend the dissertation and otherwise satisfy the committee and other faculty members in attendance that he or she is qualified to receive the degree of doctor of philosophy.

At the time of the final examination, it is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain from the Graduate School-Newark website the Dissertation Defense Report for completion by the committee at the final examination. The same committee members also must sign the title page of the dissertation, signifying their acceptance of it. Once the program director certifies that all program requirements have been completed for the degree of doctor of philosophy, the candidatemust return the signed Dissertation Defense Report to the Office of the Graduate School and complete the remaining formal requirements for the degree.
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