Defense

One of the last steps to obtaining your doctoral degree is to defend your dissertation. Defense processes vary depending on whether your degree is conferred through IU or Purdue.

In case your committee should insist on extensive revisions before giving its full approval, your dissertation chairperson will probably hold on to the acceptance page and abstract until you fulfill the committee’s recommendations.

Students are rarely required to go through a second oral examination.

Purdue Defense Requirements

The Graduate School at Purdue University details defense processes for dissertations at its website.

Go to the Purdue Graduate School