Ph.D. Defense Announcement
This electronic document (eDoc) is due 30 days before your defense (the form must be approved by the University Graduate School at least 30 days before defense.) We recommend that you initiate your eDoc at least 40 days before your defense, to allow for processing.
Preparing to Complete the Form:
Schedule Your Defense. It is open to the public, attendance is not limited to your committee. Discuss the date and time options with your committee. To reserve a Psychology room, visit http://bl-psy-appsrv.ads.iu.edu/mrbs. You will be asked to provide a summary of the research (300 words or less).
For a schedule of upcoming defenses, see: graduate.indiana.edu/theses-dissertations/defense.shtml
The date, time, and location can only be changed if your committee chair contacts the University Graduate School and receives permission. Please see graduate.indiana.edu/theses-dissertations/defense.shtml.
Be sure to take your acceptance page and your abstract page to your defense. At the defense, or once your committee has approved your dissertation (i.e., all committee required revisions have been made and approved), all of your committee members must sign the abstract pages and the acceptance page. These must be original signatures. http://graduate.indiana.edu/theses-dissertations/formatting/doctoral.shtml
Clinical Students - Important!
You must follow these steps in order to have your degree conferral* delayed until after your internship.
1. Defense Announcement (eDoc at https://one.iu.edu/task/iub/phd-defense-announcement.)
2. Submit Signed Abstract and Acceptance Pages to the University Graduate School (UGS)
3. Submit Dissertation to ProQuest and Indicate Degree Future Conferral Date
*Note: Graduation is often used to refer to the process of walking in commencement. Degree conferral, however, is when the degree is actually awarded and posted to your transcript.