1. Doctoral Dissertation Route

The regulations set out in this document assist programs in managing and administering the dissertation route of the doctoral degree programs.

The dissertation is the final requirement for students in the dissertation-route of the doctoral degree. The doctoral degree is the highest degree awarded by a university. It is granted only upon evidence of general proficiency and of distinctive attainment in a special field of study. The student must demonstrate ability for independent investigation. The dissertation, which comprises the final requirement of the degree, embodies creative scholarship, and must add new knowledge to the field of study.