Request for Final Doctoral Defense


This form must be submitted to The Graduate School three weeks prior to the defense date or by current semester deadline for graduation.


Doctoral Students

Submission Deadline 

This form has a specific data that is specified in the Graduate School Calendars by Fall Spring and Summer semester. These semesters are further broken down into Main Campus and Online School Modules. The dealing for this form can be found in the link below. Follow the link and then click the correct semester you intend to graduate. 

Graduate School Calendars

Prerequisites for Form Submission

Email form with all required signatures (except Dean of Grad School) to Please ensure that your department receives a copy of this form.

Committee Information:

Doctoral committees must include a total of 3 members plus the Dean’s Representative: two full members of the graduate faculty, including one from the major department. If a minor is declared, the minor department must be represented. If you are including a member of Southern University’s graduate faculty, indicate the institution with (SU) after the name. Please remember to include the Dean’s Representative. * Co-Chairs (if applicable) and Minor Professors can be represented in the extra member lines*



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