Dissertation Process

Writing and defending the doctoral dissertation is the last major milestone in the PhD programs in bioengineering and bioinformatics. The defense should take place at least one year after you pass the preliminary examination.

You must be in good academic standing and have completed all other graduation requirements before defending your dissertation. If you want to defend sooner, you must submit a petition and receive approval. (If submitting a petition, students must include their advisor’s netID and the netID of the graduate program coordinator (sulee1) when submitting the form so it can be routed properly.)