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Cohort 17 2023-2024 Doctoral Program Guidelines

Cohort 16 2022-2023 Doctoral Program Guidelines

Cohort 15 2021-2022 Doctoral Program Guidelines

If you need access to older Doctoral Program Guidelines, please contact our office at edd@csusb.edu.

Milestones

Milestones Check List

Forms

Fall 2023 Dissertation Process Checklist

  • Update Program Plan  (depends on cohort)
  • Between August-early October finalize Ch 4-5  
  • Scheduling of the Final Defense (Form 8)  
    • Candice will coordinate with you if you want to defend via zoom, in-person or both.
    • Please provide flyer for distribution
  • By early October distribute entire dissertation to committee 2 weeks before final defense  
    • Consider defending mid-October 
  • By mid-October or late October (at latest, but not ideal) complete final defense 
    • Scheduling defense mid-October is ideal to allow yourself a few weeks to do any final edits post defense. The submission deadline is November 6th.  
  • Completion of the Dissertation Final Defense (Form 9)  
  • Check with Graduate Studies for submission deadlines & how to submit to ScholarWorks  
    • Consultation Deadline (optional)       Friday, November 3rd, 2023 (5:00 pm)
      • Before you submit your manuscript, meet with a thesis reviewer to review your formatting by this date. Consultations are optional. 
    • Submission Deadline        Monday, November 6th, 2023 (5:00 pm)
      • Turn in the Committee Certification Form, upload your manuscript on Scholarworks, and pay the Digital Archiving Fee by this date. Students who do not meet the deadline must wait until next semester to submit. We encourage you to submit before the deadline! 
    • Publication Deadline            Friday, December 8th, 2023 (5:00 pm)
      • Complete all corrections for publication by this date. Do not wait until the publication deadline to submit your corrections - most manuscripts take two reviews. Allow several days for each review. 
  • Order cap and gown by November.

All forms (embedded as links above) must be submitted to edd@csusb.edu. Once received, Candice can coordinate signatures if needed.

Spring 2024 Dissertation Process Checklist

  • Update Program Plan (depends on cohort)  
  • Between January-early March finalize Ch 4-5  
  • Scheduling of the Final Defense (Form 8)
    • Candice will coordinate with you if you want to defend via zoom, in-person or both.
    • Please provide flyer for distribution
  • By early March distribute entire dissertation to committee 2 weeks before final defense  
    • Consider defending mid-March  
  • By mid-March or first week of April (at latest but not ideal) complete final defense 
    • Scheduling defense mid-March is ideal to allow yourself about a month to do any final edits post defense. The submission deadline is April 15th.  
  • Completion of the Dissertation Final Defense (Form 9)
  • Check with Graduate Studies for submission deadlines & how to submit to ScholarWorks  
    • Consultation Deadline (optional)         Friday, April 12th, 2024 (5:00 pm) 
      • Before you submit your manuscript, meet with a thesis reviewer to review your formatting by this date. Consultations are optional. 
    • Submission Deadline            Monday, April 15th, 2024 (5:00 pm) 
      • Turn in the Committee Certification Form, upload your manuscript on Scholarworks, and pay the Digital Archiving Fee by this date. Students who do not meet the deadline must wait until next semester to submit. We encourage you to submit before the deadline! 
    • Publication Deadline Friday, May 10th, 2024 (5:00 pm) 
      • Complete all corrections for publication by this date. Do not wait until the publication deadline to submit your corrections - most manuscripts take two reviews. Allow several days for each review. 
  • Order cap and gown around February 

All forms (embedded as links above) must be submitted to edd@csusb.edu. Once received, Candice can coordinate signatures if needed.

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