Students are required to submit a dissertation proposal to the Supervisory Committee before admission to candidacy.

The dissertation must demonstrate the candidate’s capacity for scholarly and rigorous independent investigation acceptable to the:

  • Supervisory Committee
  • Director of the Ph.D. program
  • Dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning
  • Dean of the Graduate School

Dissertations must strictly follow Graduate School policy in both substance and procedure. Dissertations must be submitted as an electronic document that allows a wider variety of media to be submitted in support of the text.

Students are encouraged to contact the Graduate School Editorial Office prior to beginning their dissertation for guidance.

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