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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Spring 2021 Recording
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Spring 2021 Recording
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Spring 2021 Recording
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.
COVID-19 Update: To support precautionary health measures such as social distancing, all graduate student milestone presentations should be held virtually. Students should refer to the Allen School quarterly milestone email announcements and the UW Graduate School's instructions for video conferencing in doctoral examinations for more information around logistics. General and Final Exam signatures will be gathered over email by the graduate advising team after the exam.

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