University of Wisconsin–Madison

Finishing your Doctoral Degree

Graduate School Requirements:  see http://www.grad.wisc.edu/education/completedegree/index.html

Department Requirements:

  • see Museum Curator at least 2 months before defense for specimen deposit information, if applicable.   (See:  “UWThesisSpecimens2010Update“)
  • see Graduate Coordinator at least 3 weeks before defense for necessary paperwork and to request final oral packet
  • receive approval of the completed thesis from Ph.D. Examining Committee and present a public, department-wide oral summary of research.
  • After passing your oral defense, contact the Graduate School at 608-262-2433 to arrange an appointment for the final review.
  • deposit unbound copy of thesis to Geology Library, 440 Weeks Hall