Scheduling of the Oral Examination: The Thesis Supervisor in consultation with the committee members fixes a date and time for the Oral Examination.
This information is conveyed to the Graduate Administrator by completing the Scheduling a Doctoral Proposal form.
This form should be completed at least 4 weeks prior to the proposed date of the Oral Exam.
In addition to the Committee members, the Oral Exam will require a Chair, who is a faculty member at SCS familiar with the rules and regulations of SCS and the FGPA.
Submission of the Written Thesis Proposal: Student must submit a Written Thesis Proposal to the committee, at least 4 weeks before the Oral Examination.
Student will submit an electronic version (and possibly hard copies as desired by the committee members) to the Graduate Administrator.
This avoids having multiple versions of proposals and possibility of committee members having multiple versions of the proposal.
This has led to some chaos during the Oral Exam in the past, and it is best to avoid this.
The oral presentation involves a 30-minute presentation by the candidate followed by an unspecified period during which the committee will ask questions.
After the question and answer period, the candidate will be asked to leave the room and the committee will determine if the research proposal has been accepted.