At the end of the first year, students choose a permanent advisor and embark on a Ph.D. thesis research program. Students may choose any faculty member in the School of Medicine and Dentistry or a participating faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences as their research advisor. The Ph.D. is awarded based on development of an Independent Thesis Research Project as well as a written dissertation describing the rationale, methodology, results, conclusions and significance of the project.

A Guide for Graduate Students Preparing for a Defense (rev. January 2014)

Thesis Manual 2015 (rev. September 2015)

Post Defense and Proquest Instructions (rev. April 2014)

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