How to Graduate

Communicate with your PI and committee members about your graduation date. 

  1. Write your dissertation. The UA Graduate College has specific guidelines for writing your dissertation. Please refer to the guildlines here.
  2. Complete Announcement of Final Oral Defense on GradPath via UAccess. (Make sure to do this early, as it needs to travel through proper channels)
  3. Determine a date for your oral defense with your committee members
  4. Take and pass your our defense and set up your public dissertation presentation. 
  5. Everything will be recorded on GradPath in UAccess
  6. If you meet the following criteria, the program will also issue you a Final Oral Dissertation/Examination form, sign online through GradPath
  7. Submit your final Dissertation.
  8. Congratulations, you are now a PhD Graduate.