Infosessions

During the second week of each quarter the Graduate Advising Team hosts information sessions on each program milestone. Slides and recordings (when available) are posted here:
Qualifying Evaluation General Examination Final Exam & Dissertation
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Autumn 2021 Recording
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Autumn 2021 Recording
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Autumn 2021 Recording

Exam Notices

The University of Washington & the Paul G. Allen School is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. For currently enrolled UW students, accommodation requests related to a disability should be made through myDRS at least 10 days ahead of a scheduled talk. Accommodation requests on behalf of other guests should be sent to Graduate Program Adviser Joe Eckert (jeckert1) at least 10 days ahead of the scheduled talk.


Autumn 2021 & Winter 2022 COVID-19 Update: The UW Graduate School's instructions for video conferencing in doctoral examinations remains in effect for Autumn 2021 & Winter 2022. Therefore, "In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a student or any member of the supervisory committee who chooses not to come to campus or otherwise participate in person must be allowed to participate by video conference." When preparing to schedule your milestone presentations, please consider safety protocols. If you want to have an on-campus presentation, you may reserve a room using the Allen School reservation system. This system provides room capacity constraints that must be followed. The Allen School is unable to offer staff support for hybrid presentation options in reservation rooms. IIf your lab wants to allow you to host your presentation, that is acceptable; be sure to consider room capacity, and air quality.

This phase of your Ph.D. program is marked by intensive research and writing efforts that will culminate in your finished dissertion and Thesis Defense (Final Exam), a public oral presentation and defense of your dissertation. Requirements for creditable passage of the final exam are described in the Procedures and Deadlines section of this site. At the successful conclusion of this process, you will be awarded a Ph.D.

If you need to prove that you've graduated and passed your final exam for employment or other verification purposes, please submit a Request for Letter of Certification with the Graduate School.

UW Graduate School Dissertation Resources