ECE PhD Milestones


Prospectus Defense (within 2 years of candidacy)

Final Defense (within 5 years of candidacy)

After the final defense, students must submit their dissertations to Mugar Library. Library forms are available at the ECE office. Once the dissertation is accepted, the pink copy of the form should be returned to the ECE office, along with a spiral-bound copy of  the dissertation on regular paper, and single extra copies of both title page and the signature page.


All students must apply for graduation and complete the required tasks in order to graduate and confirm their participation in commencement.

It is expected that students applying for graduation have met all degree requirements and are eligible for graduation from the College of Engineering.

Deadlines for applying to graduate:
July 1st for September Graduation
November 1st for January Graduation
March 31st for May Graduation