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Successfully defending a thesis requires that the student has obtained sufficient data to make a significant contribution to a research paper that will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Such contribution could consist of one or more of the following:. The research requirements of the program can be accomplished either as bench- or field-based research, data analysis, a literature-based research, or co-writing a research proposal with the PI. This research needs to span six consecutive quarters, with at least three quarters at the graduate level. The student's faculty advisor will determine the need for modifications in the original research plan and the specific way in which a student will complete his or her research requirements e.
You must meet both program and the Graduate School requirements for graduation. It is your responsibility to notify your graduate program coordinator by the deadline of your intention to graduate. The Graduate School issues a degree warrant if you meet these requirements:.