PhD Students

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE TERM YOU INTEND TO GRADUATE

In addition to coursework, all PhD students must complete a minimum of 12 credits of  Doctoral Dissertation Research (ENME 899 or ENRE 899) after advancing to candidacy

  1. Apply for graduation via Testudo 
  2. Complete the Approved Program Form (If you are receiving a masters of the way to the PhD)
    You must receive approval from your advisor and the Graduate Studies Office to be considered for a Masters without Thesis
  3. Complete the Nomination of Thesis or Dissertation Committee Form.

A week prior to FINAL DISSERTATION DEFENSE  Please provide the Graduate Office at megrad@umd.edu with  the following:

  • Title of Dissertation
  • Date, time, location
  • List of all committee members
  • Abstract


Once you have satisfactory defended your FINAL Dissertation, you will need to provide the Graduate Studies Office the following: 

  1. A completed Report of Examining Committee Form with all signatures from each committee member (given to the chair a day prior to the defense)
  2. Submit a final copy of your Dissertation via ETD System AND provide a pdf copy to the Graduate Studies Office at megrad@umd.edu before the University’s deadline (please refer to this link for the academic deadlines)
  3. Submit the signed Electronic Publication Form to the Graduate Studies Office 


For the dissertation style guide, templates and how to upload it please visit the link below:
http://gradschool.umd.edu/students/academic-progress/thesis-and-dissertation-filing


If you would like to have your dissertation professional bound, we have used this company in the past:

The Gruver Co., Inc.

3342 Bladensburg Road, LL-B

Brentwood, MD 20722

Attn: Jeff Haven

301-277-2891

 
All students complete the  DEPARTMENT EXIT PLAN

*International Students complete the ISSS Exit Plan Must be completed at the beginning of their final term. Also be sure that your I-20 does NOT expire before your final dissertation submittal. ALSO, you MUST be assured that you are definitely graduating. If not you may run into major problems

Upload and Submit the ISSS Exit plan through the following link

https://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/international-students-scholar-services/submit-your-documents

Please direct all questions to Marta Manzano at mmanzano@umd.edu 301-314-7058