Bioinformatics graduate students will defend their dissertation in a final oral examination. The exam will consist of (1) a presentation of the dissertation by the graduate student, (2) questioning by the general audience, and (3) closed door questioning by the dissertation committee. The student will be informed of the exam result at the completion of all three parts of the oral examination. All members of the committee must sign the final report of the doctoral committee and the final version of the dissertation will conform to the procedures outlined in the publication, Instructions for the Preparation and Submission of Doctoral and Masters' Theses.
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- Dissertation and Thesis Template: download these:
- Thesis template in Word or LaTeX
- "Preparation and Submission Manual for Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses"
- GEPA info: The above plus webinars on formatting and submitting your thesis, forms for permission from coauthors, ...
- UCSD Writing Hub's services for grad students, including the Dissertation Writer's Workshop
Steps at degree completion:
- BISB Coordinator's outline of steps when planning to defend
- GEPA's defense process
- Degree Completion ("Doctoral Students" section)
- If applicable, see "Withdrawn Student Returning to Defend" on these pages: Readmissions and Leave of Absence/Withdrawal
- Attend GEPA Commencement
- PLEASE READ: FAQ on scheduling exams
- Email template to announce your defense (about 7-10 days in advance + reminder the day beforehand)