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graduate_handbook:after_the_first_year [2019/07/09 13:31] (current)
vinals [The Ph.D. Thesis and its defense]
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 After the Graduate Degree Plan is approved, a Preliminary Oral Examination committee needs to be set up by the student in consultation with the adviser. Normally the student will contact potential committee members, and once the committee is set, the student will find an appropriate date on which to hold the exam. The committee consists of at least four members, three from Physics and one from outside Physics (for example, MIfA, EECS, CEMS, etc.). If there is a minor, the outside member should be from the minor field. Beside the adviser, there should be both an experimental and a theoretical faculty member in the student'​s subfield of physics. Note that the adviser cannot be the committee chair. After the Graduate Degree Plan is approved, a Preliminary Oral Examination committee needs to be set up by the student in consultation with the adviser. Normally the student will contact potential committee members, and once the committee is set, the student will find an appropriate date on which to hold the exam. The committee consists of at least four members, three from Physics and one from outside Physics (for example, MIfA, EECS, CEMS, etc.). If there is a minor, the outside member should be from the minor field. Beside the adviser, there should be both an experimental and a theoretical faculty member in the student'​s subfield of physics. Note that the adviser cannot be the committee chair.
  
-Once the committee and the exam date have been set, the student needs to officially schedule the exam with the Graduate School at [[https://​onestop.umn.edu/​academics/​doctoral-oral-exam-scheduling]]. Approval will be sought by the adviser, the Director of Graduate Studies, and the College. Only after the approval is granted, ​the exam form will be generated. The student needs to pick up the form from the Graduate School, take it to the exam, and give it to the committee chair. After the exam, the committee will sign the form giving the outcome of the exam, and return it to the student, who must return it to the Graduate School.+Once the committee and the exam date have been set, the student needs to officially schedule the exam with the Graduate School at [[https://​onestop.umn.edu/​academics/​doctoral-oral-exam-scheduling]]. Approval will be sought by the adviser, the Director of Graduate Studies, and the College. Only after the approval is granted, ​a printed ​exam form will be generated. The student needs to pick up the form from the Graduate School, take it to the exam, and give it to the committee chair. After the exam, the committee will sign the form giving the outcome of the exam, and return it to the student, who must return it to the Graduate School.
  
 After passing the oral exam, a student is eligible to take Ph.D. thesis credits (PHYS 8888). 24 of these credits are required for the Ph.D. degree. These should be taken immediately beginning the semester after passing the oral, up to the 14 credit limit per semester. Once these credits are completed, the student is considered to be “All But Dissertation” (ABD). After passing the oral exam, a student is eligible to take Ph.D. thesis credits (PHYS 8888). 24 of these credits are required for the Ph.D. degree. These should be taken immediately beginning the semester after passing the oral, up to the 14 credit limit per semester. Once these credits are completed, the student is considered to be “All But Dissertation” (ABD).
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 ==== The Ph.D. Thesis and its defense ==== ==== The Ph.D. Thesis and its defense ====
  
-The Ph.D. thesis represents the capstone of your graduate student career. The first part is the preparation of a written document summarizing your original research. Before beginning to prepare the document, you should review the Graduate School thesis format [[http://www.grad.umn.edu/students/ThesisSubmission/index.html|requirements]]. You should look at other prior theses as examples, particularly those in the same specialty area. Keep in mind that many students have developed electronic templates and packages to format the thesis.+The Ph.D. thesis represents the capstone of your graduate student career. The first part is the preparation of a written document summarizing your original research. Before beginning to prepare the document, you should review the Graduate School thesis format [[https://assets.asr.umn.edu/files/gssp/Thesis_formatting_guidelines.pdf|requirements]]. You should look at other prior theses as examples, particularly those in the same specialty area. Keep in mind that many students have developed electronic templates and packages to format the thesis.
  
 Once the thesis is written, and before the oral defense, students must request a Graduation Packet. Requests for a Graduation Packet can be made up to one semester before the thesis defense. Included in the packet are the Thesis Reviewer'​s Report, Application for Degree, and Preparing Doctoral Dissertation. Complete copies of the thesis should be given to the thesis reviewers at least three weeks before the defense. The Thesis Reviewer'​s Report form must be signed by the thesis reviewers at least one week before the thesis defense is scheduled, and taken to the Graduate Office. The thesis should also be given to the other committee members at least two weeks prior to the defense. Once the thesis is written, and before the oral defense, students must request a Graduation Packet. Requests for a Graduation Packet can be made up to one semester before the thesis defense. Included in the packet are the Thesis Reviewer'​s Report, Application for Degree, and Preparing Doctoral Dissertation. Complete copies of the thesis should be given to the thesis reviewers at least three weeks before the defense. The Thesis Reviewer'​s Report form must be signed by the thesis reviewers at least one week before the thesis defense is scheduled, and taken to the Graduate Office. The thesis should also be given to the other committee members at least two weeks prior to the defense.
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