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Additional requirements may be imposed by specific programs. Pre-Candidacy For Degree After admission to a specific program, each student is assigned to a faculty adviser by the program director. A preliminary course of study is developed in consultation with the adviser.
In some programs the student may be required to pass preliminary examinations. If transfer courses courses taken at any time from another regionally accredited institution are to be included on the program of study, the Proposed Transfer Credit form GOD must be filed in OGS for approval.
It is strongly suggested that this form be submitted early in the student's program. Upon satisfactory completion of 9 credits of coursework and not later than six months prior to the completion of the comprehensive examinations, an advisory committee consisting of at least three members is appointed by the program director.
Second language examinations, if required, must be passed before the comprehensive examination is taken. Notice of Doctoral dissertation summary of the examination is sent to OGS.
The doctoral residency requirement can be satisfied in one of the following ways: Three terms of full-time enrollment minimum 9 graduate credits applicable to the degree program each term during the first two years after admission to the program.
This may include one or more summer terms. Six terms of part-time enrollment minimum 1 graduate credit applicable to the degree program each term during the first two years after admission to the program.
A doctoral student who was enrolled in the same major at PSU, and whose matriculation to the doctoral program immediately follows within one calendar year the master's degree program, may fulfill the residency requirement during the period in which the student was enrolled in the master's program.
A program of study is determined by the advisory committee in consultation with the student. The program of study is tracked in DARS using the official degree requirements approved for the degree by catalog year. All course work required for the degree, with the possible exception of seminar and internships, must be completed before a student can be advanced to candidacy.
The comprehensive examinations are scheduled and administered in accordance with established rules of the program. Students have a maximum of three years from the completion of comprehensive examinations to advancement to candidacy.
After passing the comprehensive examination and identifying a dissertation topic, a dissertation committee is appointed and the student must pass a proposal defense. If it is necessary to go off-campus for one committee member with specific expertise not available among PSU faculty, a curriculum vitae CV for that proposed member must be presented with the GOD form.
This off-campus member may substitute for one of the two to four regular committee members. All committee members must have doctoral degrees.
No proposal defense shall be valid without a dissertation committee approved by OGS. The proposal meeting must take place in a formal meeting of the entire approved dissertation committee; the student will make an oral presentation of the written proposal.
The doctoral program recommends the student for advancement to candidacy with the GO form once the dissertation proposal has been approved. The student is informed by the Dean of Graduate Studies of advancement to candidacy for the doctoral degree. The candidate has a minimum of four months and a maximum of five years from the effective date of advancement to candidacy to complete all requirements for graduation, including defense of the dissertation and its final acceptance by OGS.
Candidates must be continuously enrolled during that period. Candidacy For The Degree Ph. A minimum continuing enrollment of one graduate credit is required through the term a student graduates. Doctoral programs may set higher minimums. Under direction of the chair of the dissertation committee, and in consultation with the members of the dissertation committee, the candidate prepares a preliminary draft of the dissertation.
The draft is revised and corrected as directed by the dissertation committee until it meets the approval of the committee. A dissertation defense may be scheduled only during the regular academic terms, at least five weeks prior to the end of the term of anticipated graduation.
For summer term graduation, deadlines apply to the regular eight-week Summer Session. The student must deliver a final draft of the dissertation to all members of the approved committee no fewer than two weeks before the dissertation defense. All committee members or alternates approved in advance by OGS must be present for the dissertation defense.
The final, approved dissertation must be submitted to OGS not later than three weeks prior to the close of the term of application for graduation. For details about formatting, submission, and specific deadlines, see the Thesis and Dissertation section of the OGS website.Summary Completion of a satisfactory dissertation is a university requirement for conferral of a doctoral degree.
Policy and procedures for presentation, review and approval of the dissertation are included here. "Lucian Braga" University of Sibiu Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Food Industry and Environmental Protection DOCTORAL DISSERTATION .
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