Research Proposal

Research Proposal:  Within six months of forming the dissertation committee (ie, no more than nine months after passing the qualifying examination), doctoral students must make an oral presentation to their dissertation committee and other interested persons on the scope of their proposed research.  The committee must formally approve the proposal within a maximum of three additional months.  This ensures meeting the requirements that doctoral students must have an approved dissertation committee and an approved dissertation proposal within a year of passing the qualifying examination.  The approved and signed proposal must be submitted to the Advisor for Graduate Studies so that it is kept in the student’s file.