Graduate Catalog
2019-2020
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Graduate School Policies
Final Examination (Doctoral)

Final Examination (Doctoral)

All doctoral candidates must take a final oral and/or written examination, which is at minimum a defense of the dissertation. See Advisory Committee Approval of Thesis or Dissertation for a full explanation. This examination must be scheduled no earlier than six months after successful completion of the preliminary examination. https://ess.graduateschool.vt.edu

To be eligible for hooding at Commencement, the Final Examination must be completed and the Electronic Thesis/Dissertation (ETD) must be approved by the Graduate School by the published deadline for the semester:  http://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/commencement_deadlines