The Dissertation Defense MUST be physically attended by ALL members of the candidate’s Dissertation Committee, and the Dissertation Defense must be held in UMES facilities. At the completion of the defense, the Dissertation Committee will hold a meeting (without the candidate) to discuss decisions regarding the candidate’s pass/fail status and any recommendations for the final form of the dissertation manuscript. The student will be called back into the room to hear the Dissertation Committee decision. The Dissertation Committee has the following alternatives regarding the pass/fail status for the candidate:
The summary must present the aims, methods and results of the study. The publications may also include collective publications, provided that an independent contribution of the doctoral candidate can be distinguished in them. The candidate must present a written clarification on his/her contribution to the collective research as the doctoral dissertation is handed in for the preliminary examination . Furthermore, this report should be confirmed with the signatures of all writers (online form). A clear record on where the publications have been published or accepted to be published must be attached to the dissertation.
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are awarded on an annual basis to graduate students enrolled at institutions which grant the . degree in the social sciences in the greater Los Angeles area (., the California Institute of Technology, the Claremont Graduate University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California). The fellowships are competitive and are awarded to students whose dissertation proposals have been approved and which address economic, social, policy or political problems of the Los Angeles area. Please see our How to Apply section for further information and review the Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Guidelines .